Dataset: Tenure of Australia's forests (2013) v2.0


Description

This dataset has been superseded by the Tenure of Australia's forests (2018) dataset assembled for the Australia's State of the Forests Report 2018. For further information please see: https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/tenure-of-australia-s-forests-2018 and http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/forestsaustralia/sofr/sofr-2018

Tenure of Australia's forests (2013) v2.0 is a continental dataset of tenure classified into national forest tenure classes: Multiple Use Public Forest, Nature Conservation Reserves, Other Crown Land, Leasehold, Private Freehold and Unresolved Tenure. The dataset combines forest cover with land tenure information.

The forest cover information was sourced from the Forests of Australia (2013) v2.0 dataset, an update of the Forests of Australia (2013) dataset, reclassified in order to align the national forest types and national forest categories of the National Forest Inventory (NFI) forest cover dataset with those reported in Australia's State of the Forests Report 2013 (SOFR 2013).

The land tenure information was sourced from the commercially available Public Sector Mapping Agency (PSMA) CADLite and Tenure datasets, and tenure data obtained from the former Forests NSW (now Forestry Corporation of NSW). The NFI - a collaborative partnership between the Australian and state and territory governments, whose role is to collate, integrate and communicate information on Australia's forests - used information from these sources to compile a national tenure dataset by applying a national classification to the data supplied by the states and territories to allow seamless integration.

As with previous versions, this Tenure of Australia's Forests (2013) v2.0 dataset was produced by combining the NFI land tenure dataset with the most recent Forests of Australia dataset. The only difference between the Tenure of Australia's Forests (2013) and the Tenure of Australia's Forests (2013) v2.0 is that the latter has the updated national forest cover types and new national forest categories. The underlying land tenure data is the same in both versions of the 2013 forest tenure datasets.

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