Brigalow Belt South bioregion area
- 27,219,776 hectares in total
- 5,623,054 hectares in NSW
The Brigalow Belt South bioregion is within the eastern subhumid region of Australia. Climate varies from subhumid to hot and semi-arid.
The Brigalow Belt South bioregion consists of a wide variety of landscapes derived from basalt and quartz soils. The Liverpool Range, in the south-east of this bioregion, is the largest lava field in NSW and has important grassland ecosystems. The Warrumbungles, further north, display many volcanic attributes.
Only a small area is under conservation management, with national parks and nature reserves making up most of this area. There are some private conservation agreements, wildlife refuges and State forests. Most of this bioregion has been cleared.
Read the Brigalow Belt South bioregions chapter of 'Bioregions of New South Wales (2003) (PDF 4.6MB) for more information.