National Estate ecosystems is a polygon coverage derived using vegetation mapping and tenure mapping. Polygons represent areas identified by a workshop of experts developed for the Eden Comprehensive Regional Assessment (CRA) process as outstanding examples of their type.
This dataset has been assessed against the National Estate sub-criterion B1: Importance for rare, endangered or uncommon flora, fauna, communities, ecosystems, natural landscapes or phenomena, or as a wilderness; and sub-criterion D1: Importance in demonstrating the principal characteristics of the range of landscapes, environments or ecosystems, the attributes of which identify them as being characteristic of their class.
For purposes of this assessment, vegetation types were considered a surrogate for ecosystem types. Areas identified include specific places, vegetation types at specific localities and polygons of specific vegetation types.
This is an archived dataset jointly owned by the Commonwealth Government and NSW Governments under the NSW Regional Forest Agreements (RFA) Data Agreement of 31 March 2000.
Any reproduction of this dataset must carry the following statement:
Copyright Commonwealth of Australia and New South Wales Government 1997.