Flora and fauna surveys have discovered healthy ecosystems packed with threatened species functioning much as they would have for millennia.
The Warragamba Special Area
Warragamba Dam and Lake Burragorang are known to most Sydneysiders as the source of their everyday drinking water. However, the catchment for this water supply is an extensive part of the southern Blue Mountains which encompasses a stunning variety of habitats and hundreds of threatened species.
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The Woronora Plateau: Metropolitan, O'Hare's Creek and Woronora Special Areas
Southern Sydney and Wollongong get their drinking water from the catchments on the Woronora Plateau, which runs between Heathcote and Robertson. This high-rainfall sandstone plateau hosts a variety of interesting vegetation communities, fauna habitats and threatened species.
The Fauna of the Warragamba Special Area
The Fauna of the Metropolitan, O'Hare's Creek and Woronora Special Areas
These reports were completed as part of the major study Threatened and Pest Animals of Greater Southern Sydney.
The Blue Mountains Special Areas: Blackheath, Katoomba and Woodford Creek
Drinking water for the Blue Mountains urban population is still collected in numerous small reservoirs alongside the Blue Mountains villages. Fauna studies have been completed for these catchments.
The Fauna of the Blue Mountains Special Areas: Blackheath, Katoomba and Woodford Creek
This report was completed as part of the major study Threatened and Pest Animals of Greater Southern Sydney.