Travelling Stock Routes and Reserves (TSRs) are significant linear corridors and often contain the only significant stands of native vegetation in some agricultural areas. We undertook two rapid surveys and an aerial survey of TSRs in northern NSW for the Border Rivers Gwydir CMA. We used a rapid assessment method to identify possible threatened ecological communities or vegetation of high habitat or connectivity value. We were also able to identify the extent and severity of threats such as weeds or inappropriate grazing regimes and identify areas where these threats could be effectively managed to protect the conservation values of these sites.
In the aerial survey we used a helicopter to fly at 100m altitude over TSRs in the Moree area. We were able to confidently identify almost all of the trees and shrubs and name the vegetation association. From the survey we were able to map the vegetation on these linear corridors.