NATIONAL WILDERNESS RED INDEX

Published by the Colong Foundation for Wilderness Ltd. 30/09/94
Level 2, 332 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000.
Ph (02) 9261 2400; Fax (02) 9261 2144.

Name:

YANDAMINTA

Nominated by:

Not recorded

Location:

About 200 km north of Broken Hill, adjacent to the South Australian Border.

Size
For size and tenure information contact the Colong Foundation.

DESCRIPTION

This area consists of alluvial plains bounded by a series of ranges in the east.
The greatest part of the area is underlain by tertiary sedimentary deposits with
outcrops of Cambrian and Cretaceous sediments in the ranges. [1]

A number of non-perennial watercourses flow from these ranges to the west. [2]

Mulga (Acacia aneura) shrubland dominates the area. A fringing woodland of River
Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) is found along the major watercourses.
Floodplain country supports various chenopods and native grasses. On some
shallow depressions communities of Lignum (Muehlenbeckia cunninghamii) and
Canegrass (Eragrastis australasica) exist. [3]

Macropods including Red Kangaroo, Western Grey Kangaroo and Euro are the most
visible animals of the area. [4]

ENDANGERED SPECIES

No endangered species information is recorded for this area.

LAND USE HISTORY

No land use history is recorded for this area.

CONSERVATION HISTORY

No conservation history is recorded for this area.

THREATS

GRAZING
The area is used for sheep grazing on large leasehold properties. Floodplain
country suffered from grazing at excessive stocking rates some years ago.
Vegetation cover on the ranges has been depleted somewhat due to removal of
timber for fence-posts and grazing by goats. A few station tracks exist in the
area. [5]

CONTACTS

No contacts are recorded from that area.

ENDNOTES

1
Prineas, 1986.

2
Prineas, 1986.

3
Prineas, 1986

4
Prineas, 1986


5
Prineas, 1986.

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