This dataset is a digital (1:500 000) polygon coverage of Tasmania detailing the distribution of special soils in buttongrass areas based on the distribution of buttongrass moorlands in Tasmania.
All sites in this coverage are variously classified according to National Estate Criteria:
A2: Importance in maintaining existing processes or natural systems at the regional or national scale.
A3: Importance in exhibiting unusual richness or diversity of flora, fauna, landscapes or cultural features.
B1: Importance for rare, endangered or uncommon flora, fauna, communities, ecosystems, natural landscapes or phenomena, or as wilderness.
C1: Importance for information contributing to a wider understanding of Australian natural history, by virtue of its use as a research site, teaching site, type locality, reference or benchmark site.
C2: Importance for information contributing to a wider understanding of the history of human occupation of Australia.
D1: Importance in demonstrating the principal characteristics of the range of human activities in the Australian environment.
H1: Importance for close associations with individuals whose activities have been significant within the history of the nation, State or region.
This is an archived dataset jointly owned by the Commonwealth and the Tasmanian Governments under the Tasmania-Commonwealth Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) data agreement of 8th November 1997.This data is available to the public under licence from the Department as part of the Commonwealth Spatial Data Access and Pricing Policy.
Any reproduction of this dataset must carry the following statement:
Copyright Commonwealth of Australia and Tasmanian Government 1998.