Case studies in New South Wales
On the fringes of Namadgi National Park, Scottsdale covers more than 130,000 hectares of fertile native grassland and mountain woodland. Strong relationships have been forged with the local Bredbo community and the Southern Tableland 4WD club, showing innovative and practical solutions that can be developed when conservationists, the community and government work together.
Paroo Darling National Park
When 230,000 hectares fronting on to the last unregulated river in the Murray Darling Basin was bought for the National Reserve System, it opened the floodgates for environmental benefits far downstream.
The Paroo Darling National Park is a blend of seven properties purchased between 2000 and 2003 by the New South Wales Government, with help from the National Reserve System Program.
Darkwood is a spectacular 1,360 hectare rainforest property, about two hours from Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales. It protects nationally threatened species like the endangered booroolong frog and spotted-tailed quoll. More than 15 kilometres of the Bellinger River also winds its way through Darkwood, protecting key aquatic habitat for the giant barred frog and the vulnerable stuttering frog.