Dataset: NSW - CRA/RFA - Forests - Southern - National Estate - Refugia


National Estate refugia are places where species can persist and subsequently disperse from, following long term climatic and environmental change. Refugia were also defined as places where species are not eliminated by a threatening process. The impacts of the threatening process are either prevented or buffered, and species are able to persist despite being eliminated from other (non-refugial) areas. Refugia include places to which species can move to avoid a threateneing process.

The areas identified were: riparian areas, sedgelands, wetlands, rainforest, steep sandstone escarpments, native grasslands, alpine and sub alpine vegetation types, coastal heaths, banksia, paperbark, and casuarina types, coastal scribbly gum and callitris forests, mallee, rock outcrops and areas on basalt geologies, wet old growth forest and steep ecological gradients.

This dataset has been assessed against the following National Estate sub-criterion A1: Importance in the evolution of Australian flora, fauna, landscapes or climate.

This is an archived dataset jointly owned by the Commonwealth Government and NSW Governments under the NSW Regional Forest Agreements (RFA) Data Agreement of 31 March 2000.This data is available to the public from the Department and may be used by third parties for unrestricted use provided that the copyright interests of the owners are protected.

Any reproduction of this dataset must carry the following statement:
Copyright Commonwealth of Australia and New South Wales Government 1998.
Departmental Deed

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