Georges River Vegetation, pre-1750. VIS_ID 4101

The Georges River Biodiversity Study comprises four main components, the mapping of vegetation communities within the catchment, habitat modelling for priority fauna and flora species and a conservation assessment to identify areas of likely high biodiversity value. The area of extant native vegetation was estimated for the Cumberland Plain using aerial photograph interpretation (API). Aerial photographs flown between November 1997 and March 1998 were interpreted at a scale of 1:16000 using a stereoscope. Remnants were classified into 6 classes according to remnant size and the density of Eucalyptus tree cover. The floristic composition of the overstorey was estimated for Classes A, B and C. Class C polygons included remnants with a non-Eucalyptus tree stratum and remnants with no tree stratum (eg shrublands). Descriptions of the understorey were mainly qualitative (eg presence/absence of shrubs, weeds, mesic species or vines), but dominance by particular genera was noted where possible (eg Casuarina, Melaleuca, Olea). Class B polygons of area less than 5 ha were mapped as class TX (scattered trees). Areas of scattered trees where agricultural activities were evident (eg heavily grazed areas, mustering yards, cropped land) were mapped as TXR. Areas of scattered trees with building structures present were mapped as TXU. VIS_ID 4101

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Alternative Title GeorgesRiverCatchment_P_4101
Metadata Date 08/01/2015
Date Created 08/01/2015
Date Published 08/01/2015
Edition unknown
Purpose To map pre-European vegetation for the Georges River.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Data is updated as deemed necessary

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Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Equivalent Scale 1
Geospatial Topic Biota
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/1990 - 01/06/2016
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 2015"

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