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

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Non-geospatial
Metadata Date 22/07/2019
Date Created 19/08/2017
Date Published 08/08/2019
Edition 1.2
Purpose Legislative and regulatory requirements (esp BAM Method and Calculator)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Data is updated irregulary

Dataset extent

Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 20/09/1978 - 12/04/2017
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 2019"
DOI doi:10.25948/5d4b7a4ef131c
DOI Creator name Dyarne Plowman
DOI Resource Type Table of vegetation benchmarks
DOI Resource Type General Description Dataset