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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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. . , * , land connection, and may lead to disturbance and gradual degradation. 6.6 East Pt. Reserve 6.6. 'I East Pt. rainforest Fine example of coastal monsoon rainforest' associated with dry sites (community 2). A community of high species diversity, a current checklist documents well over 100 species (R. -Booth C. C. N. T. 1994). This area is already extensively utilised for bushwalking, birdwatching, educational activities and 'biological studies. Populations of Agile Wallaby and the Orange Footed Scrub Fowlinhabit the area and provide a wildlife feature for many locals and tourists. However substantial infestations of woody exotics especially Poinciana and Coffee Bush are present, as well as many herb and grassy weeds. 6.6.2 Mangrove Boardwalk Healthy population of mature Sandalwoods (Santalum album) beside pathway. Not rare but locally uncommon and these trees probably represent the largest population in the Darwin environs. 6.7 Gwalwa Daraniki Association Lease (Kulaluk) (sites 39-47) Together with parts of the East Pt. peninsula and the tidal reaches of Ludmilla Ck. , the Kulaluk lease area forms a more or less continuous bushland corridor from East Pt. to the southern suburbs of Nightcliff. A variety of habitats are found in this region which provide valuable protection .for wildlife. Communities include beaches and foreshore dunes, coastal monsoon rainforest, mangroves, saltpans, woodland and grassy flats . 6.7. , Coastal rainforest. Good example of dry coastal monsoon rainforest with some moister areas supporting trees 'and palms to 20m tall. Fine specimens of such species as A1bizia Iebbeok, Bombax Gelba, Mirhusops elengijGanophyllum faloatum and. TerminalIa microoarpa. On drier sites the canopy is 10-12m tall and occasionally interrupted with exotics such as Poinciana. Midlayer growth and regeneration are generally high. . 33

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