Schedule 3A of the
Nature Conservation Act 2002 lists the native vegetation communities in Tasmania considered to be threatened. Two amendments to the Act were gazetted on 11 February 2015, the purpose of which was to better define two of the communities listed in Schedule 3A by:
- extending the threatened native vegetation community known as the Coastal complex on King Island so that the native vegetation coastal complex on mainland Tasmania is included, and renaming this extended community to Spray zone coastal complex; and
- renaming the threatened native vegetation community known as the Heathland on calcarenite to Heathland on calcareous substrates to better reflect the substrate upon which this community occurs.
TVMMP have released an updated Threatened Native Vegetation Communities (TNVC) layer (TNVC 2014) to better reflect the current Schedule listing.
Threatened Native Vegetation Communities 2014 (TNVC 2014)
The Threatened Native Vegetation Communities 2014 (TNVC 2014) dataset (released May 2015) provides an indicative map of the distribution of listed communities. TNVC 2014 is largely derived from the TASVEG 2.0 and TASVEG 3.0 datasets; however, due to the lack of equivalence between mapping communities and the spatial scale and lack of currency of TASVEG mapping in some areas, this layer should not be used in isolation for the on-ground identification of listed threatened communities. Confirmation of the presence or otherwise of listed threatened communities requires appropriate field validation by a qualified vegetation expert.
Although many of the communities listed under Schedule 3A of the
Nature Conservation Act 2002 share the same name as TASVEG communities, direct equivalence between the two should not be assumed. Information sheets describing listed threatened communities are currently being developed and, once published, will be accessible by clicking on the community names in the table below. A TASVEG email alert will be sent to subscribers once this has occurred. In the meantime users can contact the TASVEG team with questions relating to threatened community mapping: TVMMPSupport@dpipwe.tas.gov.au.
TNVC 2014 is available via the
Natural Values Atlas
. Digital copies of the layer for use in a GIS can be obtained by contacting the Geodata Client Services Section of DPIPWE. Please see the section titled 'How to access TASVEG
' on the TASVEG home page for further guidance on the various ways to access TVMMP mapping data.
The link below provides access to the metadata statement for the TNVC 2014 dataset.
TNVC 2014 Metadata Statement and Release Notes
The preferred citation format for the TNVC 2014 release dataset:
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
Threatened Native Vegetation Communities 2014, Released May 2015. Tasmanian Vegetation Monitoring and Mapping Program, Natural and Cultural Heritage Division.
Descriptions for listed threatened communities
Allocasuarina littoralis forest
Athrotaxis cupressoides /
Nothofagus gunnii short rainforest
Athrotaxis cupressoides open woodland
Athrotaxis cupressoides rainforest
Athrotaxis selaginoides /
Nothofagus gunnii short rainforest
Athrotaxis selaginoides rainforest
Athrotaxis selaginoides subalpine scrub
Banksia marginata wet scrub
Banksia serrata woodland
Callitris rhomboidea forest
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Eucalyptus amygdalina forest and woodland on sandstone
Eucalyptus amygdalina inland forest and woodland on cainozoic deposits
Eucalyptus brookeriana wet forest
Eucalyptus globulus dry forest and woodland
Eucalyptus globulus King Island forest
Eucalyptus morrisbyi forest and woodland
Eucalyptus ovata forest and woodland
Eucalyptus risdonii forest and woodland
Eucalyptus tenuiramis forest and woodland on sediments
Eucalyptus viminalis -
Eucalyptus globulus coastal forest and woodland
Eucalyptus viminalis Furneaux forest and woodland
Eucalyptus viminalis wet forest
Heathland on calcareous substrates
Heathland scrub complex at Wingaroo
Highland grassy sedgeland
Melaleuca ericifolia swamp forest
Melaleuca pustulata scrub
Seabird rookery complex
Spray zone coastal complex
Diplarrena latifolia rushland
Leptospermum nitidum woodland