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South Australia Native Vegetation Extent Baseline and Monitoring

Final Report

Felicity Smith

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This report documents the work undertaken to create a 2004 baseline for native vegetation mapping in SA. The work was undertaken with funding from National Land and Water Resources Audit (NLWRA). All state’s and territories were undertaking equivalent projects to create a national baseline extent layer that will inform the status of native vegetation for Australia’s Natural Resource Management. The work also undertook to identify the presence of native vegetation for 1990 and 1995 in conjunction with the 2004 assessment.

The project created a classification of land cover from 2004 Landsat imagery into seven classes which included one class to represent woody native vegetation. The project verified DEH’s existing woody native vegetation mapping data in the agricultural regions for the years 1990, 1995 and 2004. Verification work identified where woody vegetation mapping was incorrect based on clearance. The data was not able to verify the non-woody component and this will remain unknown within South Australia’s native vegetation cover for the specified years until better tools are available. It is acknowledged that the native vegetation cover is not complete with some regions requiring more work to include gaps in native vegetation but the existing woody data is correct for 2004.

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Felicity Smith
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Final Report
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National Land and Water Resources Audit

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id: 2478 / created: 04 August, 2008 / last updated: 05 September, 2008