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Maitland LGA Vegetation 2003. VIS_ID 444

Maitland City Council(MCC)Vegetation Mapping by Lisa Hill in 2003. Vegetation distribution map for lands within the extent of the local government area, excluding those contained within National Park or State Forest Reserves.

Systematic vegetation survey was carried out in Maitland LGA to provide Maitland Council with detailed information on natural vegetation for strategic planning purposes. Flora was sampled at 55 field sites (plots) and extensive field reconnaissance was carried out across the LGA. Agglomerative cluster analysis of plot data delineated eleven vegetation communities and an additional two communities were described by previous work in the LGA work (NPWS 2000). A total of 8,305 ha of extant vegetation was mapped in Maitland LGA using aerial photograph interpretation (API) at 1:25,000 scale. This included thirteen vegetation communities and areas of scattered trees and regeneration that did not constitute intact communities. Much of the vegetation in the LGA has affiliation with vegetation in the central, lower and mid Hunter valley, with areas in the south-east of the LGA more related to coastal vegetation in the lower Hunter-Central Coast Region. VIS_ID 444

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Metadata template type Vector
Asset Type Dataset
Alternative Title MaitlandLGA_2003_E_444
Metadata Date 01/01/2003
Date Created 01/01/2003
Date Published 03/01/2013
Purpose Ecological assessment of extant vegetation in Maitland LGA was carried out to provide Council with indicative, relative conservation priorities in the LGA. Criteria used in the ecological assessment were based on attributes that could be measured remotely.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Frequency of maintenance is not known
OEH Service Landscapes and Aquatic Ecosystems

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Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tiles by MapBox
Equivalent Scale 25000
Geospatial Topic Biota
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/2003 - 01/09/2003
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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