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

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Title

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

Creator

Brock, John 1951-

Collection

E-Publications; PublicationNT; E-Books

Date

1995-00-00

Location

Darwin

Description

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.

Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Greening Australia?

Place of publication

Darwin (N.T.)

Format

43 leaves ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf.

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/239792

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/627055

Page content

, . ~ , 1.0 INTRODUCTION ' 1.1 Background 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 h. ousehold and industrial waste. 1.2 Aims The main aim was to identify, describe .and map areas of native remnant vegetation and to both determine and graphicalIy represent their significance. The broad objectives were: . To develop the methodology for assessing significance of remnant vegetation. . To produce a useable updateable vegetation map of the area. . To catalogue areas of significance for consideration in future land management and planning decisions. . To develop community based management strategies for remnant vegetation appropriate for both conservation and urban development-. . To provide an overall perspective of native vegetation in the greater Darwin region. ,. 3 Scope The first stages of a larger regional survey focused on the municipalities and environs of Darwin and Palmerston. This encompasses alland from Darwin city to the Howard River, south to Elizabeth River and north to Shoal Bay. (Darwin Municipality covered an area of approximately t5,000 hectares). 2.0 METHODS . 2.1 Interpretation Vegetation patterns of the survey area were interpreted from 1:5,000 colour and infra-red rectified aerial photography taken in 1985. Areas of similar photo-patterns were delineated on . 5


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