Dataset: Gibraltar Range National Park Vegetation 2002 VIS_ID 4731


Gibraltar Range and southern Washpool National Parks vegetation mapping was undertaken by Paul Sheringham and Dr John T. Hunter in 2002 by contract for the NPWS Northern Tableland Region. The study area includes Gibraltar Range National Park and the southern section of the Washpool National Park on the north coast and northern tablelands in north eastern New South Wales. The park is located on the Great Diving Range approximately 90 km east of Grafton and about 65 km east Glen Innes. The Gibraltar range straddles the northern tablelands and north coast botanical subdivisions.

The vegetation of Gibraltar Range and southern Washpool National Parks is described and mapped (scale 1:25 000). Twelve communities are defined based on PATN analysis, a thirteen is defined based on previous investigations, ten broad community associations are mapped. These ten mapping communities were mapped based on ground truthing, air photo interpretation and landform. Two communities are considered vulnerable and three rare. Most communities are of open forest structure, although sedgelands, heaths, woodlands, mallee scrubs, tall open forests and closed forests also occur. Many of the communities show considerable variation and intergrade along common boundaries.

VIS_ID 4731

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