Nambucca Local Government Area Vegetation 2013. VIS_ID 4473

This dataset represents fine-scale floristic vegetation mapping within eastern freehold lands of the Nambucca Local Government Area (LGA) and targeted mapping of Threatened Ecological Communities (TEC) outside public lands throughout the LGA. Vegetation has been classified into Plant community types (PCT), classes and formations, with the composition of respective vegetation species identified. Mapping was conducted by vegetation mapping ‘experts’ (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage) between 2013 and 2015, and was based on 3-D PLANAR modelling, aerial photography interpretation and field floristic assessment. Additionally, basic disturbance information is captured along with a selection of prominent weeds where identified by interpreters. Vegetation mapping and a field verification program were conducted, in two stages, for parts of the Nambucca Shire Council Local Government Area (Nambucca LGA) using high-resolution digital aerial imagery. The aim of the project was to map the vegetation and plant community types in the coastal and lowland areas of the Nambucca LGA outside National Park and State Forest Estate in order to: • Define the extent of vegetation on the valley floors, to provide a refined and accurate layer of woody and non-woody vegetation cover for private land and coastal Crown Land within the Nambucca LGA. • Delineate the potential occurrence of Threatened Ecological Communities (TECs) on freehold lands and coastal Crown Land in the Nambucca LGA (Stage 1). • Map all coastal and lowland vegetation communities on freehold land and coastal Crown Land (Stage 2). • Identify areas of the Stage 2 mapped vegetation to be used in habitat modelling for the Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). The vegetation map is suitable for use at a scale of 1:5000 and will support environmental planning and assessment at the level of local government areas and regions. The map is indicative of the vegetation and threatened ecological communities occurring within an individual property or development land area. However, it is recommended that decision making be based on further flora surveys and expert-driven site assessment to meet the requirements of the TSC Act and other planning instruments on a case-by-case basis.

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Field Value
Data Type Vector
Alternative Title NambuccaLGA_2015_E_4473
Metadata Date 30/05/2017
Date Created 30/05/2017
Edition 1
Purpose The study aimed to examine the historical and recent distribution of koalas, in the eastern,
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Frequency of maintenance is not known
Keywords BOUNDARIES-Biophysical,ECOLOGY-Landscape,FLORA-Native,VEGETATION
Equivalent Scale 5000
Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 30/05/2013 - 30/05/2015
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Nambucca Shire Council asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© Nambucca Shire Council 2017"