The river red gum forests of the Riverina and their management varies depending on the conservation values of each area.
Different areas are managed by different agencies including the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), Aboriginal landholding bodies, the Forestry Corporation of NSW, Local Land Services and local councils.
National parks, regional parks and state conservation areas
The Riverina river red gum forests and wetlands managed by NPWS comprise three main precincts:
- Murray Valley National Park and Regional Park
- Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, Regional Park and State Conservation Area
- Lachlan Valley National Park, Regional Park and State Conservation Area.
Lands for transfer to Aboriginal landholding body
The National Park Estate (Riverina Red Gum Reservations) Bill 2010 identifies around 20,000 hectares in the Riverina as suitable for transfer to Aboriginal landholding bodies.
These lands, which include the Werai and Taroo groups of lands, are currently managed by NPWS until they are transferred to be owned and managed by traditional owners through Aboriginal landholding bodies.
The Forestry Corporation of NSW continues to manage Perricoota, Koondrook and Campbells Island state forests between Echuca–Moama
and Swan Hill.
Travelling Stock Reserves
Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) are parcels of Crown land reserved under legislation for use by travelling stock. Local Land Services is responsible for the care, control and maintenance of almost 500,000 hectares of TSRs in NSW.