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Land Resources of Auvergne Station



Land Resources of Auvergne Station

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A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District


Napier, Diane; Edmeades, Bart; Lynch, Brian; McGregor, Robert; Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources


Hill, J.V.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Jul-18




Auvergne Station; NT Portion 2676; Victoria River Downs; Victoria River District


This report for Auvergne Station is a supplement to Land Resources of the Victoria River District (2012) and completes the land resource assessment of the district which covers 24 properties and approximately 78 760 km² of pastoral land. Land unit mapping at 1:100 000 describes the landforms, soils and vegetation in the district.


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

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Table of contents; 1. Introduction; 2. Previous mapping; 3. Survey methodology and data collection; 4. Lithology; 5. Landform; 6. Soil; 7. Soil physical and chemical characteristics; 8. Vegetation; 9. Land evaluation; 10. Soil erosion; 11. Land unit descriptions; 12. References; Appendices 1 - 12.




Soils -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; Land use -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; Geology -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; land resource assessment; land units; soil landscapes; vegetation communities

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Northern Territory Government

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204 pages ; colour photographs, maps, figures, tables ; 30 cm.

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=E3F20A909A8123ADE040CD9B21446CC0; http://hdl.handle.net/10070/245323 [Land resources of the Victoria River District]

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Land Resources of Auvergne Station A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District 191 Appendix 11 NVIS Classification System Structural Formation Classes Source: ESCAVI (2003) Cover Characteristics Foliage cover * 70 - 100 30 - 70 10 - 30 <10 0 0 - 5 Crown cover ** >80 50 80 20 -50 0.25 20 <0.25 0 5 % Cover *** >80 50 80 20 -50 0.25 20 <0.25 0 5 Cover code d c 1 r bi bc Growth Form Height Ranges (m) Structural Formation Classes tree, palm <10, 1030, >30 closed forest open forest woodland open woodland isolated trees isolated clumps of trees tree mallee <3, closed mallee forest open mallee forest mallee woodland open mallee woodland isolated mallee trees isolated clumps of mallee trees shrub, cycad, grasstree, tree fern <1, closed shrubland shrubland open shrubland sparse shrubland isolated shrubs isolated clumps of shrubs mallee shrub <3, <10, 1030 closed mallee shrubland mallee shrubland open mallee shrubland sparse mallee shrubland isolated mallee shrubs isolated clumps of mallee shrubs heath shrub <1,12, >2 closed heathland heathland open heathland sparse heathland isolated heath shrubs isolated clumps of heath shrubs chenopod shrub <1 , closed chenopod shrubland chenopod shrubland open chenopod shrubland sparse chenopod shrubland isolated heath shrubs isolated clumps of chenopod shrubs samphire shrub <0.5, >0.5 closed samphire shrubland samphire shrubland open samphire shrubland sparse samphire shrubland isolated samphire shrubs isolated clumps of samphire shrubs hummock grass <2, closed hummock grassland hummock grassland open hummock grassland sparse hummock grassland isolated hummock grasses isolated clumps of hummock grasses tussock grass <0.5, >0.5 closed tussock grassland tussock grassland open tussock grassland sparse tussock grassland isolated tussock grasses isolated clumps of tussock grasses other grass <0.5, >0.5 closed grassland grassland open grassland sparse grassland sparse tussock grassland isolated clumps of grasses sedge <0.5, >0.5 closed sedgeland sedgeland open sedgeland sparse sedgeland isolated sedges isolated clumps of sedges rush <0.5, >0.5 closed rushland rushland open rushland sparse rushland isolated rushes isolated clumps of rushes forb <0.5, >0.5 closed forbland forbland open forbland sparse forbland isolated forbs isolated clumps of forbs fern <1, 12, >2 closed fernland fernland open fernland sparse fernland isolated ferns isolated clumps of ferns bryophyte <0.5 closed bryophyteland bryophyteland open bryophyteland sparse bryophyteland isolated bryophytes isolated clumps of bryophytes lichen <0.5 closed lichenland lichenland open lichenland sparse lichenland isolated lichens isolated clumps of lichens vine <10, 1030, >30 closed vineland vineland open vineland sparse vineland isolated vines isolated clumps of vines aquatic 00.5, <1 closed aquatic bed aquatic bed open aquatic bed sparse aquatics isolated aquatics isolated clumps of aquatics seagrass 00.5, <1 closed seagrass bed Seagrass bed Seagrass bed sparse seagrass bed isolated seagrasses isolated clumps of seagrasses Note: This table is based on native vegetation, but can be used in a similar fashion for non-native vegetation and for describing re-vegetation. * FOLIAGE COVER proportion of ground cover which would be shaded if sunshine came directly overhead including branches and leaves. ** CROWN COVER (canopy cover) percentage of the sample site within the vertical projection of the periphery of the crowns where crowns are treated as opaque. *** PERCENTAGE COVER percentage of a strictly defined area covered by vegetation. Can be either an estimate or precise measure using a crown densiometer or point intercept transects.

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