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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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SCARP LAND SYSTEM (Sc) (89.3 km 2 1 sampl ing sites) Low esc-arpments and rugged low hills, off the "laterized Cretaceous surface, usually in the south of the Peninsula. Areas of maximum relief on the Peninsula. Lithosols with a large amount of ferruginous rock and stone cover; Eucalypt woodl ands with small areas of woodl and dominated by wetland species. Un it 1 (70%) Unit 2 ( 30%) ------------------' 2 77//71 1-/ 1 l77?/7// 1 / Upper slopes and ridge crests; ferruginous outcrop and extensive stone cover; Lithosols; Tall Open Woodland of E. miniata and E. tetrodonta with a sparse perennial grass understorey. (C0mmunity 1). REPRESENTATIVE SITE 53. Lower slopes and small alluvial flats; shallow gravelly earths (Hotham) alluvial clays; Tall Woodland of Lophostemon .J acti f7 uus and Mel al eUGa 7 eucodendron over dense annual grasses. (Community 9). N.B. This "is a variable Unit depending on underlying lithology i.e. kaolinised oro ferruginous detritus vegetation protection from fire, groundwater avail abil ity, etc. - 20

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