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The land resources of Cobourg Peninsula



The land resources of Cobourg Peninsula

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by B. Wood and D. Sivertsen


Wood, B.; Sivertsen, D.; Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory


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Cobourg Peninsula


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This report describes a land system survey over the Cobourg Peninsula broadly describing landform, soils and vegetation to assist the effective planning and management of the area as a National Park.



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1. Introduction -- 2. Summary Descriptions -- 3. Land Systems -- 4. Soils -- 5. Vegetation -- Appendices -- Acknowledgements.




Land use -- Northern Territory -- Cobourg Peninsula; Vegetation mapping -- Northern Territory -- Cobourg Peninsula

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iv, 80, [6] p. : col. ills. ; 30 cm.

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IRGUl LAND SYSTEM (Ir) (208.4 km 2 ~ samp1 ing si tes) Undulating terrain, upper slopes often capped with residual ferruginous sandstones or on the weathered mudstones, siltstones and sandstones of the Wangar1u sediments, usually with a ferruginous colluvial mantle. Occurrence mainly in the southern Peninsula. Litho sol s and lateritic yellow earths and podzo1 ics; woodlands and forests dominated by a variety of Euca7ypt spp. with smaller areas of Ca77itris intratropica forests. Unit 1 (40%) Unit 2 (40%) Mid Un it 3 Ridges and upper -slopes; ferrug inousrock and extensive stone and gravel; 1ithoso1s; Mid-High. Woodland of E. tetrodonta with many other Euca7 ypt spp. over sparse perennial grasses. (Cemmunity 2). REPRESENTATIVE SITE 24. and lower slopes, 1-3% slope; shallow lateritic yellow earths (Giles) and 1ithoso1s often mantled with Ferrug inous gravels; vegetation as above- usually with less diversity of Euca7ypt spp. (Community 2). REPRESENTATIVE SITE 36. N.B. Where this unit is associated with Mounts Bedwell and Roe it supports a completely different vegetation type -a ,Tall closed forest of Ironwood and mixed Euca7ypt spp. with" mid-dense secondary tree layers and ground cover spp. (20%) Structural benches and alcoves, -2% slope; run-on areas; lateritic podzo1 ics (Croker); Tall Woodland of Ca77itris intratropica often with Euca7yptus jensenii and ~ dense, variable -shrub stratum and sparse ground cover. (Commun ity 7). REPRESENTATIVE SITE 35 NB: This unit -is restricted to the south-eastern area of the Peninsula. - 15

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