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Tiwi Islands regional natural resource management strategy

Details:

Title

Tiwi Islands regional natural resource management strategy

Other title

Tiwi Land Council

Creator

Tiwi Land Council

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2004

Notes

This strategy was ratified by a full sitting of the Tiwi Land Council at Milikapiti [Melville Island] 29 September 2003.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Conservation of natural resources -- Northern Territory -- Tiwi Islands; Land use -- Northern Territory -- Tiwi Islands -- Planning; Forests and forestry -- Northern Territory -- Tiwi Islands -- Planning; Tiwi Islands; Natural resources -- Northern Territory -- Tiwi Islands; Aquaculture -- Northern Territory -- Tiwi Islands -- Planning

Publisher name

Tiwi Land Council; Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Tiwi Land Council

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/150707

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/718517

Page content

38 TIWI LAND COUNCIL TIWI ISLANDS REGIONAL NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 39 Class Description Area (km2) Bathurst Melville Total wet rainforest Floristically diverse tall closed forests around springs and some sheltered watercourses. 4.4 21.7 26.1 dry rainforest Coastal thickets and dry slopes of broken plateau edge 29.7 102.8 132.5 mangroves Tall dense forests to low open woodlands in tidally inundated coastal areas, with a range of dominant species including Sonneratia alba, Rhizophora stylosa, Bruguiera parviflora, Xylocarpus mekongensis and Ceriops tagal. 275.6 515.8 791.4 sand & salt flats Typically saline coastal areas intermixed with mangals, and supporting no vegetation, coastal dune fields, or grasslands dominated by Sporobolus virginicus. 14.8 115.5 130.3 sedgelands & grasslands Mostly seasonally inundated areas, typically dominated by Eleocharis dulcis and Scirpus litoralis. 13.2 159.7 172.9 Melaleuca open forests Forests dominated by a range of Melaleuca spp. (typically including M. leucadendra and M. viridiflora) in riparian areas and swamplands. 13.7 47.1 60.8 Melaleuca low woodlands Low woodlands or shrublands typically on poorly drained sites, dominated by M. nervosa and/or M. viridiflora. 3.8 12.5 16.3 treeless plains Low open woodlands typically dominated by Acacia spp., Grevillea pteridifolia and Banksia dentata. 22.1 160.7 182.8 eucalypt forest (dense) Tall forest dominated by Eucalyptus miniata, E. tetrodonta and/or E. nesophila (often with ironwood Erythrophleum chlorostachys subdominant), typically with dense tall understory (variably including Acacia spp., Gronophyllum, Livistona); also including smaller areas of Lophostemon lactifluus and Eucalyptus ptychocarpa in drainage lines. 610.0 1384.5 1994.5 eucalypt forest (mid-open) Tall forest dominated by Eucalyptus miniata, E. tetrodonta and/or E. nesophila, typically with grassy understory. 477.7 2130.9 2608.6 eucalypt forest (open) Forest typically dominated by Eucalyptus bleeseri with open grassy understory. 152.6 873.5 1026.1 eucalypt woodland Woodland dominated by Eucalyptus oligantha or E. latifolia or E. alba with grass understory 0 94.8 94.8 Plantations 2.2 78.9 81.1 built-up area 19.5 6.2 25.7 Table 10: Western Scientific Vegetation Types (Woinarski et al. 2003a)


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