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New South Wales

Our reserves in New South Wales protect a total area of 17,023 hectares.

Brogo

Established: 1995
Area: 120 ha
Location: 20km north of Bega

In the valley of the Brogo River, this reserve is one of the largest areas of intact bushland in the region. Australia has lost more than 90% of its dry rainforests. Brogo protects patches of the most southerly remnants in NSW.

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Black-faced Monarch. Photo Joshua Wellington.

Burrin Burrin

Established: 1999
Area: 411 ha
Location: 80km east of Canberra

A place of deep, walled valleys and ferny valley floors. In the 1970s environmental activist Richard Sylvan came across this bushland property, destined to be cleared, and decided to buy it. It was bequested to Bush Heritage for ongoing protection.

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Eucalyptus forest with a ferny understory at Burrin Burrin. Photo: Wayne Lawler/Ecopix.

Nameless Sylvan

Established: 2007
Area: 54 ha
Location: 100km south of Sydney

The resting place of environmental activist Richard Sylvan, this land was donated by his wife Louise. This small but magical reserve protects Illawarra subtropical rainforest, including red cedars, giant stinging trees, brush bloodwoods and native figs.

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A creek on the forest floor at Nameless. Photo Peter Foreman.

Naree Station

Established: 2012
Area: 14,400 ha
Location: 150km north west of Bourke

On the inland floodplains of northern NSW, Naree sits at the head of the wetlands of the Cuttaburra Channels and Yantabulla Swamp. During flood it becomes home to 50,000 breeding water birds, and is one of the mot important water bird sites in Australia.

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A Black-winged Stilt at Naree. Photo Peter Morris.

Scottsdale

Established: 2006
Area: 1,328 ha
Location: 75km south of Canberra

Scottsdale protects endangered grassy box gum woodlands and temperate grasslands. It's home to many native species and is one of the last intact ecosystems on the Murrumbidgee River (which wraps around its north and west flanks).

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Carp control work on the Murrumbidgee River. Photo Annette Ruzicka.

Tarcutta Hills

Established: 1999
Area: 720 ha
Location: 210km west of Canberra

One of best known, intact examples of grassy white box woodlands, which were once part of a network covering 10 million hectares of south-eastern Australia. They're now highly fragmented and poorly protected.

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Iron Bark flower. Photo Richard Taylor.

NSW Aboriginal partnerships

Mawonga

Established: 2009
Location: 290km west of Dubbo (NSW)

For Ngiyampaa Wangaaypuwan people Mawonga Station is a significant part of their traditional Country. Through the Winangakirri Aboriginal Corporation, it was bought on their behalf with funds from the National Reserve System program and Indigenous Land Corporation. We helped with the purchase, ecological assessments and management plans.

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Rock shelter on Mawonga country. Photo Lawrence Clarke.