Land Cover Change in the Desert Channels Queensland Natural Resource Management Region 2008-09
In 2008-09, the woody vegetation clearing rate for the Desert Channels increased by 88% from the previous era. Of the 13 856 hectares per year (ha/year) cleared, approximately 53% was remnant woody vegetation. Woody vegetation clearing in the Desert Channels region was primarily in the catchment of the Barcoo River, 82% of the total clearing occurring within this catchment.
|Online (PDF, 397 kB)*||Free|
- Date published:
- This resource is part of a series:
- Land cover change information sheet series
The Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS) project is a major vegetation monitoring initiative to investigate the overall cover of woody vegetation, and to report on the previously unquantified extent of land clearing in Queensland using scientifically developed and tested methods. This series details land cover change in Queensland's natural resource management regions. The information sheet series should be read with the full reports in the Land cover change reports series.
* Requires Acrobat Reader