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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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ul arl y ,representative either locally or reg ionall y. However, it is unusual in that most of the second stra tum species do not usually occ~r with any eucalypt associations as is the case here. In this sense the community is rare and should be allocated a medium to high conservation value as a result. Me7a7euca viridif70ra woodlands. (Map Unit 9 64.8 km2) This map un~t is probably best described as a community complex, the main feature of which is the Tall to Mid-High Woodlands of Me7a7euca viridif70ra which o,ccur in the drainage systems of the plateau surface J and to a lesser extent of the Wanga~u mudstone systems. This particular component of the complex may occupy the immediate banks of the drainage linesoor the associated fringing plains and seepage areas. In either case Me7a7euca viridif70ra may form monospecific stands or occur in association with Me7a7euca 7eucodenQ,O dr9n~ Euca7 yptus papuana and Lophostemon 7 actin uus with a scattered second stratoum of Grevi77ea pteridi ifo7 ia and Pandanus spira7 is. The ground cover is consistently denseo and is comprised of a variety of grasses an~ sedges. Other, 1 ess frequentl y occurring, components of this complex include sedgelands, Mid-High Woodlands of Grevi77ea pteridiifo7ia and Pandanus spira7is with a den se sedge and grass under storey and areas of den se grassl and dominated by Eriachne burkittii and Ey7 a7 ia fu7va with emergent clumps of Pandanus spira7is. The components of the community seem to occur in response to variations in the soil/water regime. Hence the sedgelands occupy the perman,ently inundated lower drainage floors and backswamps, the grasslands occupy more or 1 ess permanent seepage zones abutt ing water cours~s and the grevillea woodland~ occupy the slightly drier'oor at least better drained, outer fringe of the system. This community complex is characteristic of the - 35

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