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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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, layer especially on margins has severe. infestation of Mission Grass, and patch is severely damaged by fire and plant loss. Viability of patch. very tenuous, 6.5.2 Frances Bay Explosives Storage Area Historic Site (site 33) Slopes on western side of Haven, supporting Lophostemon factifluus mixed species open fb:rest (community 18). An interesting plant community with a variety of .species, particularly in the ground layer, associated with coastal rainforest, e. g. shrub Allophyllus o0bbe, yarn 010scorea transversa and ground orchid Ge. odorum neo-Galadonioum. Mission Grass weed dominates the ground layer; damage from dry season fires is evident. Good wildlife habitat and corridor linkage (although adjacent mangroves have been substantially cleared). Area could be further 'utilised for both educational and recreational purposes. Explosives Complex historic area on National Estate Register (ref Darnes and Moore PER July 1990, p. 28). Delightful view overlooking mangroves and Frances Bay to Darwin harbour. 6.5.3 0'Ferral's Rock (site 48) Rocky hill previously surrounded. by mangroves, supporting rainforest thicket (community 2). Land fill associated with Bayview Haven marina development now connects western side of hill to mainland. Small but quite diverse vine thicket community; about 45 native species recorded from site, including Notalaea microcarpa and AMophyllus o0bbe. The dominanttrees, about loin high, are well separated, which, along with several fallen trunks, indicates substantial past storrn and cyclone damage. The crown of the hill is covered in dense thicket 2-3m high consisting of vines and tree and shrub regeneration. (3 young exotic Khaya senegalensis (African Mahogany) trees were recorded, the seed presumably introduced by passing birds). Distinctive rocky outcrop"affording 360 0 Views from crown. Unusual relict rainforest habitat which should be preserved from further impact. Probably of historical significance? Previous isolation and protection from fire has now been compromised by , , 32

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