Boorolong Frogs and the Cost Benefit Analysis
The Booroolong Frog inhabits rocky permanent streams in a broad range
Within the Namoi Catchment there is evidence of the frog in the mid to low elevation streams in the Cockburn and Peel River subcatchments above Chaffey Dam. The population is conservatively estimated to be between 600 and 800 frogs.
The Namoi Catchment is an important area for the survival of this species.
The Booroolong frog project in the Namoi Catchment represents an environmental investment to protect the species and around 10.7 kilometres of its habitat in the catchment.
The project’s benefit-cost ratio (BCR) of 8.6 indicates that the benefits outweigh the costs by a significant margin. The measures introduced by landholders, at relatively low cost, should therefore result in a significant return on investment upon project completion in 10 years time.