Territory Stories

Land resources of the Victoria River District

Details:

Title

Land resources of the Victoria River District

Creator

Napier, Diane E; Hill, Jason V; Northern Territory. Department of Land Resource Management. Land Resource Assessment Branch

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Technical Report Number 19/2012

Date

2012

Location

Victoria River

Description

This Technical Report describes a land resource survey. It was mapped at a survey scale of 1:100 000 and includes a description of the landforms, soils and vegetation for 237 land units. The surveyed area of 74 502km2 is located 700km south west of Darwin and covers 23 major land holdings in the Victoria River District, (VRD) Northern Territory. The objectives of the project were to map, describe and evaluate the pastoral lands of the VRD and provide this information to land managers, industry, government and other relevant stakeholders.

Notes

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

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Previous Mapping; 3. Survey Collection Methodology and Data Collection; 4. Lithology and Stratigraphy; 5. Landform; 6. Soil Classification; 7. Vegetation; 8. Land Evaluation; 9. Soil Erosion; 10. Land Unit Descriptions; References; Appendices x 10. Tables x 49. Figures x 10.

Language

English

Subject

Soils -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River; Land use -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River; Geology -- Northern Territory -- Victoria River

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

Technical Report Number 19/2012

Format

vii, 363 pages : colour illustrations and maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781743500187

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Related links

http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=2DBCB771205706B6E040CD9B0F274EFE; http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=2DBCB771205706B6E040CD9B0F274EFE

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/245323

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/588695

Page content

4343 of the Victoria River DistrictLAND RESOURCES 43 Widespread Vegetation Communities 7.2. Widespread Vegetation Communities These communities are the most widespread or common. The extent of each is based on the land unit coverage. These are presented below. A subset of sites for each community was selected across the survey area. The sites were chosen according to their data quality. Refer to Appendix 5 for a list of sites per community. Table 7-2 Widespread vegetation communities 12 Table Error! No text of specified style in document.-17 Widespread vegetation communities Low open woodlands Extent of Community km 1. Eucalyptus brevifolia low open woodlands 10 824 2. Corymbia terminalis, Eucalyptus pruinosa low open woodlands 6693 3. Corymbia terminalis, Bauhinia cunninghamii, Terminalia arostrata low open woodlands 4498 4. Corymbia dichromophloia, Eucalyptus brevifolia low open woodlands 4077 5. Eucalyptus pruinosa low open woodlands 3997 6. Corymbia dichromophloia low open woodlands 2949 7. Corymbia terminalis low open woodlands 2876 8. Eucalyptus chlorophylla low open woodlands 1387 9. Eucalyptus tectifica low open woodlands 1318 10. Eucalyptus brevifolia, Corymbia terminalis low open woodlands 1017 11. Eucalyptus coolabah low open woodlands 1008 Tussock grasslands 12. Black soil Mixed spp., tussock grasslands 15 671 13. Shortgrass tussock grasslands 2006 Hummock grasslands 14. Triodia pungens hummock grasslands Combined extent 14 + 15 15. Triodia bitextura hummock grasslands 4925 Shrublands 16. Acacia lysiphloia shrublands 1990 17. Acacia sp., shrublands 1377 6 693 4 498 4 077 3 997 2 949 2 876 1 387 1 318 1 017 1 008 2 006 4 925 1 990 1 377


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