The Northern Valleys includes the magnificent sandstone valleys of the Capertee and Wolgan (west of the range) and Macdonald, Grose and Colo Valleys in the east.
The region is dominated by large tracts of World Heritage National Park with relatively small areas of settlement including productive agriculture, hobby farms and lifestyle blocks.
Many of the region's waterways have wild and scenic values and offer some of the best water quality in the Hawkesbury Nepean catchment. The Colo River alone provides 50% of the freshwater flows vital to health of the Hawkesbury estuary.
The Northern Region is an important area for biodiversity in the catchment and includes endangered species such as the Regent Honeyeater.
River Health information by subcatchmentColo River Subcatchment
Wolgan River Subcatchment
Wollemi Creek Subcatchment
Grose River Subcatchment
Capertee River Subcatchment
Macdonald River Subcatchment
Webbs Creek Subcatchment
Tiny Bats and Towering Trees - 11 December 2013
Earlier this month the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority partnered with Greening Australia to conduct a wildlife survey of the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute at Menangle. Meet Peter Conasch Senior Land Services Officer (Mixed Farming) - 11 December 2013
Peter Conasch likes the fact that his young kids know where food comes from ? it?s something that inspires him in his role as Senior Land Services Officer (Mixed Farming) for Greater Sydney Local Land Services. Floating Landcare Volunteers Wrap Up a Great Years Work! - 11 December 2013
Floating Landcare continues to attract volunteers to boat-access only locations throughout the Hawkesbury estuary. Farmers Gain Skills in Farm Nutrient Budgeting - 11 December 2013
A local group of farmers who are part of the Soil Health Network have been learning how to do their own farm nutrient budgeting. Bonnie Doon Volunteers Lead the Way in Regenerating Golf Course - 11 December 2013
A hovering kestrel above the 7th green was the drawcard that attracted Sue Baigent to join Bonnie Doon Golf Club some four years ago. Since then she has become a keen member of the 8-strong volunteer bush regenerators group working to protect the Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub Endangered Ecological Community. HogHopper - Responsible Feral Pig Management - 11 December 2013
The Hawkesbury-Nepean CMA and the Tablelands Livestock Health and Pest Authority have been controlling feral pigs in the Coxs River and Megalong area using a product called the Hog Hopper, a feeding device which helps minimise the risk of native species eating the poisonous baits. Local Land Services Board Members Appointed - 21 November 2013
Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, today announced the appointed members who will join regional Chairs on the 11 Local Land Services (LLS) boards across the State. Addendum to the Hawkesbury-Nepean River Health Strategy (2007) - 7 November 2013
The HNCMA has received some feedback from community members regarding an inaccuracy in a river reach description in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River Health Strategy. SUZANNE STONE'S WILD DOG MANAGEMENT TOUR - 4 November 2013
Find out more about how to control wild dogs using non-leathal management techniques at a series of workshops held by local dingo experts, Brad Purcell and Suzanne Stone. REGIONAL LEADERS OF LOCAL LAND SERVICES APPOINTED - 15 October 2013
The Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson has announced the appointment of 11 inaugural Local Land Services (LLS) regional Chairs who will be charged with driving the new organisation. View all news