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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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Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory

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

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HOUNTNORRIS LAND SYSTEH (Hn) (58.3 km 2 .. sampl ing si tes) Lowland plains in the south-east of the Peninsula, formed on Quarternary sediments and the mudstones and siltstones of the weathered Wangarlu member of the Bathurst Island formation; lateritic and c yellow podzolics, occasional lithosols; variable plant communities, woodlands of Me7a7euca sp. and various Euca7ypt spp. with small pockets of Ca77itris intratropica woodlands and grasslands. Un it 1 ( 10%) Unit 2 ( 30%) Unit 3 ( 40%) Unit 4 ( 20%) 1 2 & 3 4 77777177/1 / / / / / / / Low erosional rises, structural benches, slopes to 2%; patchy surface gravel; lateritic and yellow podzol ics (Croker); Tall Wooeland of Ca77itris intratropica often associated with E. jensenii, shrub stratum dense and variable with sparse ground ,over. (Community 7). REPRESENTATIVE SITE 22. Flat to gently inclined plains; lateritic and yellow podzol ks ~ (Croker), yenow earths; heterogeneous vegetation, E. papuana and E. po7 ycarpa over a well developed shrub layer of variable composition, dense ground cover of perennial grasses. (Community 8). REPRESENTATIVE SITE 20. Fl at to gently inclined plains, 1% slope; often run-on areas; moderatelydeep to deep lateritic and yellow podzolics (Croker); Low Open Woodland to Mid-High Open Woodland of Me7a7euca viridinora~ over dense perennial grasses and sedges. (ommun ity 8). REPRESENTATIVE SITE 21. Gentl y incl ined pl ain, slopes 1%; activel y eroding in to the sea along Mountnorris Bay; brown clays (Copeland); vegetation as above with some areas of Tall Grassl and. REPRESENTATIVE SITE 37. - 18

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