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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.)


43 leaves ; 30 cm.

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~ ^ ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Major funding for the survey was provided by. the Save the Bush project under the National Landcare .Program, with further funding from the National Estate Program. The NT Department of Lands Planning and Environment generously loaned sets of rectified and other aerial photography for use by Greening Australia, and staff provided valuable service. Tim Offor and. Mike Clark were responsible for initially setting up the project. Mike Clark, Libby Benson and Bill Panton provided' valued advice and vital support throughout. Steve Denney carried out map interpretation for the Palmerston to Shoal Bay area, and undertook field work in that region. Karina Menkhorst assisted with interpretation and field work in the Darwin area. . Others assisting with field work and plant identification included Bob Haruood, Ron Booth, Paul Munns, Joe Morrison and A1ister Clark. Staff of the NT Herbarium provided backup support and assistance with 'plant identification. Kristin Bardsley provided baseline data for mangrove communities of inner Darwin harbour, and the classification used in this report is largely adapted from her work. Map production was carried out by Ban Edmeades, with assistance from Peter Brocklehurst who further provided invaluable expertise in vegetation mapping techniques. Permission from land owners, property managers and Aboriginal communities to gain access to their land during the survey is gratefulIy acknowledged. , A I 4

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