The Glen Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 2,750-hectare (6,800-acre) reserve that was gazetted in January 1999, is situated approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) south-east of Gloucester, off Bucketts Way.
|The Glen Nature Reserve|
New South Wales
Small creek within the nature reserve
The Glen Nature Reserve
|Nearest town or city||Gloucester|
|Area||27.5 km2 (10.6 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service|
|Website||The Glen Nature Reserve|
|See also||Protected areas of|
New South Wales
The reserve is predominantly sclerophyll forest, and contains many endangered species of flora and fauna.
The fauna of The Glen Nature Reserve is well studied, and includes a large biodiversity. There are 14 species of frog, over 70 species of bird, over 20 species of mammal and 18 species of reptile, found in the nature reserve, with more species expected to be found. There are many endangered species of animal within the nature reserve, including the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) and the yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis).
The Hunter Region, also commonly known as the Hunter Valley, is a region of New South Wales, Australia, extending from approximately 120 km (75 mi) to 310 km (193 mi) north of Sydney. It contains the Hunter River and its tributaries with highland areas to the north and south. Situated at the northern end of the Sydney Basin bioregion, the Hunter Valley is one of the largest river valleys on the NSW coast, and is most commonly known for its wineries and coal industry.
Most of the population of the Hunter Region lives within 25 km (16 mi) of the coast, with 55% of the entire population living in the cities of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. There are numerous other towns and villages scattered across the region in the eleven local government areas (LGAs) that make up the region. At the 2011 census the combined population of the region was 620,530. Under Australia's wine appellation system, the Hunter Valley wine zone Australian Geographical Indication (GI) covers the entire catchment of the Hunter River and its tributaries. Within that, the Hunter region is almost as large, and includes most of the wine-producing areas, excluding the metropolitan area of Newcastle and nearby coastal areas, some national parks, and any land that was in the Mudgee Shire (at the western heights of the catchment).
The Hunter wine region is one of Australia's best known wine regions, playing a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine as one of the first wine regions planted in the early 19th century. The success of the Hunter Valley wine industry has been dominated by its proximity to Sydney with its settlement and plantings in the 19th century fuelled by the trade network that linked the valley to the city. The steady demand of consumers from Sydney continues to drive much of the Hunter Valley wine industry, including a factor in the economy by the tourism industry. While the Hunter Valley has been supplanted by the massive Riverina wine region as the largest producer of New South Wales wine, it still accounts for around 3% of Australia's total wine production and is one of the country's most recognisable regions.Protected areas of New South Wales
The Protected areas of New South Wales include both terrestrial and marine protected areas. At 30 June 2010 there were 776 separate terrestrial protected areas with a total land area of 6,641,256 hectares (16,410,900 acres) (8.29% of the state’s area). 189 of these are national parks, totalling 5,045,422 hectares (12,467,510 acres). At the same time there were 18 aquatic protected areas with a total area of 347,087 hectares (857,670 acres).
Mid North Coast
|New England Tablelands|
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|Sydney and surrounds|