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Remnant vegetation survey : Darwin to Palmerston region : a report to Greening Australia N.T.



Remnant vegetation survey : Darwin to Palmerston region : a report to Greening Australia N.T.


Brock, John 1951-


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; Remnant vegetation is defined as an area of land which contains native vegetation in a natural state. Much remnant vegetation has been lost or seriously degraded as a result of urban expansion, clearing and development. Poor land management practices have also contributed to long term deterioration of native bushland. Factors causing negative impact include uncontrolled fires, weed intrusion, stormwater runoff, unformed tracks with subsequent erosion, and indiscriminate dumping of household and industrial waste. The main aim of this survey was to identify, describe and map areas of native remnant vegetation and to both determine and graphically represent their significance.




Vegetation surveys -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region; Plants -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region; Vegetation, Remnant

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Greening Australia?

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Darwin (N.T.)


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, possibly indicative of source of permanent freshwater. on northern margin of patch. 6.2.6 One Mile Camp Aboriginal community near Dinah Beach Rd. , beside a large permanent dam. The vegetation does not really constitute remnant bushland, however the area supports a pleasant grove of trees, consisting mainly of Acacia auriouliformis (Black Wattle) and MeIaleuca caluputi. Typha sp, is also growing .here. Severe infestation of .Braohiaria inutjca (Para Grass) occurs-in moist overflow drainage area below darn, 6.3 Stuart Park 6.3. , One patch was located adjacent to and east of Stuait Park Primary School, bounded by Ashley St. to the south and Woolner Rd. to the east. This area consists of an intertidal habit^ with both inarigrovt^s and freshwater elements. The mangroves, including species such as Lumnitzera racemosa and Avioennia marina, are representative of the landward zone of the Darwin harbour mangrove complex, and are connected (via Tiger Brennan Drive) to the mangroves of- Frances Bay. At the rear of the mangroves, a freshwater source supports a small monsoon rainforest association, this .interface between saline and freshwater habitats being of special interest and unique to the Darwin peninsula. The modified rainforest (community 4), however small, includes such species as Carpentaria aouminata (Carpentaria palm), TerminalIa. microcarpa, Syzygium nen/OSum, Polyalthia australis and Myristioa insipida (Native Nutmeg), alltypical of spring-fed habitats. Another species. associated with freshwater, Pandanus aquaticus, has also been identified. Several exotic plants were found in the patch including African Tulip (Spathodea campanulata), and nearby, dense stands of Coffee Bush (Leuoaena Ieuoooephala) and Para Grass (Braohiaria muffca), a wetlands grass weed, have established. Such intrusion indicates habitat disturbance and highlights the need for rehabilitation of such sites. 6.3.2 Another patch Was situated adjacent to and east of the NT Fleet buildings on the corner of Armidale and 11iffe Sts, overlooking Woolner Rd. to the east. The site is-a steep, .upper . Landfill . L \ . 30