Vegetation Condition Benchmarks V1.2

Vegetation Condition Benchmarks describe the reference state to which sites are compared to score their site-scale biodiversity values or set goals for management or restoration. This file contains the most current vegetation condition benchmarks available in BioNet and associated information including: large tree threshold size; benchmark confidence; and the classification level at which benchmarks were created.

The ‘Vegetation Condition Benchmarks V1.2’ file contains benchmarks for the full combination of Bioregions in NSW (n=18) and vegetation classes for which data were available (n=95). There are therefore 1,710 different regional vegetation class (RVCs) rows of benchmarks contained (18x95). Many of these RVCs do not exist in the current landscape but were the product of the modelling approaches used for cover and richness (e.g. Subtropical Rainforests in the Australian Alps Bioregion). Approximately 650 RVCs are extant in the current landscape.

To view the four files that this dataset is derived from, refer to the 'Dataset relationship' section below.

For further details see Oliver I, Dorrough J, Yen JDL, McNellie MJ and Watson CJ (2019) Native Vegetation Integrity Benchmarks: Technical details supporting Static Benchmarks June 2019 (Version 1.2). Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

Data and Resources

  • Data Quality StatementPDF

    Data quality statement for Vegetation Condition Benchmarks V1.2

  • Vegetation Condition Benchmarks V1.2XLSX

    This Excel file contains the most current vegetation condition benchmarks...

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Metadata template type Non-geospatial
Asset Type Asset
Language English
Edition 1.2
Purpose Legislative and regulatory requirements (esp BAM Method and Calculator)
Frequency of change Irregular
Metadata Date 2019-07-22
Date of Asset Creation 2017-08-19
Date of Asset Publication 2019-08-08
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Geospatial Topic Environment

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 1978-09-20 - 2017-12-04
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
Legal Disclaimer Read
Attribution Department of Planning 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 and Environment 2019"
DOI doi:10.25948/5d4b7a4ef131c
DOI Creator name Dyarne Plowman
DOI Resource Type Table of vegetation benchmarks
DOI Resource Type General Description Dataset