Threatened Native Vegetation Communities

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.

Access

TNVC 2014 is available via the LISTmap and 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.

Metadata

The link below provides access to the metadata statement for the TNVC 2014 dataset.

TNVC 2014 Metadata Statement and Release Notes (334 KB)

Citation

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 

Schedule ID
Schedule Name
1
Alkaline pans
2
Allocasuarina littoralis forest
3
Athrotaxis cupressoides / Nothofagus gunnii short rainforest
4
Athrotaxis cupressoides open woodland
5
Athrotaxis cupressoides rainforest
6
Athrotaxis selaginoides / Nothofagus gunnii short rainforest
7
Athrotaxis selaginoides rainforest
8
Athrotaxis selaginoides subalpine scrub
9
Banksia marginata wet scrub
10
Banksia serrata woodland
11
Callitris rhomboidea forest
12. . . . . . . .
13
Cushion moorland
14
Eucalyptus amygdalina forest and woodland on sandstone
15
Eucalyptus amygdalina inland forest and woodland on cainozoic deposits
16
Eucalyptus brookeriana wet forest
17
Eucalyptus globulus dry forest and woodland
18
Eucalyptus globulus King Island forest
19
Eucalyptus morrisbyi forest and woodland
20
Eucalyptus ovata forest and woodland
21
Eucalyptus risdonii forest and woodland
22
Eucalyptus tenuiramis forest and woodland on sediments
23
Eucalyptus viminalis - Eucalyptus globulus coastal forest and woodland
24
Eucalyptus viminalis Furneaux forest and woodland
25
Eucalyptus viminalis wet forest
26
Heathland on calcareous substrates
27
Heathland scrub complex at Wingaroo
28
Highland grassy sedgeland
29
Highland Poa grassland
30
Melaleuca ericifolia swamp forest
31
Melaleuca pustulata scrub
32
Notelaea - Pomaderris - Beyeria forest
33
Rainforest fernland
34
Riparian scrub
35
Seabird rookery complex
36
Sphagnum peatland
36A
Spray zone coastal complex
37
Subalpine Diplarrena latifolia rushland
38
Subalpine Leptospermum nitidum woodland
​39​Wetlands

Contact

TVMMP Program Coordinator
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: (03) 6165 4320
Fax: (03) 6233 3477
Email: TVMMPSupport@dpipwe.tas.gov.au