Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Black Ridge

Garth Dixon and friends are the owners of Black Ridge, a property located in the Monaro Region of the Southern Tablelands, NSW. The property contributes to both the Greater Eastern Ranges and Kosciuszko to Coast conservation corridor initiatives. The property has a Voluntary Conservation Agreement with NSW Parks and Wildlife Services.

Characterised by undulating hills, the sanctuary covers 1,972 hectares of bushland that is dominated by primarily continuous canopy open forest and woodland. It contains a diverse mix of native vegetation, the most dominant species of which are apple box (Eucalyptus bridgesiana), black sally (E. stellulata), brittle gum (E. mannifera), inland scribbly gum (E. rossii), broad leaved peppermint (E. dives), red stringybark (E. macrorhyncha), ribbon gum (E. viminalis), white sally (E. pauciflora) and candle bark gum (E. rubida).

Known wildlife present includes eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), common wallaroos (Macropus robustus), red-necked (Macropus rufogriseus) and swamp (Wallabia bicolor) wallabies, bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) and koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). The property also features a wide variety of birds including superb lyrebirds (Menura novaehollandiae), as well as several species of snakes, skinks and lizards.