The Boorowa catchment is characterised by farms of various sizes (from 100 ha up to 5000 ha) including rural residential holdings and small regional centres. The main town in the catchment is Boorowa with a population of 2390 (ABS 2010). The area has a long heritage of fine wool production but this has been declining due to changing terms of trade since the 1970’s, and long periods of drought (Race et.al. 2007). Poor water quality and unsustainable land management have also affected productivity and eroded the resource base for future income and livelihoods both on and off farm.
In 2008, we established a short walking trail with interpretative signs to show the visitor this unique part of the world. Four hundred year old Box trees, an ephemeral wetland and even rare birds such as Bush-Stone Curlews bring visitors to our site.