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Map 1 - Community Greenspace Network

Community greenspace includes all forms of publicly accessible open space such as beaches, waterways, Parks and Reserves, regional trails and private outdoor recreation facilities. In partnership with the Department of Local Government and Planning, Regional Landscape and Open Space Advisory Committee, mapping community greenspace allows us to better understand supply and demand of these areas.

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Map 2 – Essential Habitat Mapping

Using point records and a suite of criteria to map essential habitat for the survival of threatened species. Habitat criteria may include vegetation, rainfall, elevation and slope, geology, subcatchments, streams and wetlands. This map shows the interaction between a selection of species and tracts of forest.

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Map 3 – Ecosystem Function Mapping, Moreton Bay Regional Council

Mapping a combination of 59 biophysical elements to identify what ecosystem functions exist within the Moreton Bay Regional Council area. The maintenance of the regions environmental health and well being relies on protecting ecosystem functions and the services they provide.

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Map 4 – Hinterland Bush Links, Sunshine Coast

Mapping protected areas and low levels of protection including key resource areas, urban zoning and infrastructure, to plan and manage landscape linkages and areas for nature conservation across the greater Sunshine Coast subregion.

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Map 5 – Nature Conservation Networks for the Scenic Rim

A series of local and regional nature conservation base layers were compiled to identify potential landscape linkages and a nature conservation network for the Scenic Rim Regional Council area. Areas were identified as Core, Stepping Stones, Wetland Node and Woodland Node.

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Map 6 – Natural Assets Benchmark Atlas

The Benchmark Atlas is the technical document that underpins the Natural Resource Management (NRM) Plan. Benchmark Maps have been generated using the best available data and science to provide a spatial representation of the South East Queensland (SEQ) Region as it was at the time the data was collected.

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Map 7 – Landscape Values along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

The Rail Trail passes through large forests, wetlands, heritage towns and ranges. Strategic and operational priorities were identified to improve the management of natural assets along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Seventy-nine actions were identified as natural resource management priorities and given a priority rating of 1-5, High Priority to Longer Term Priority.

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Map 8 – Mapping Koala Habitat

In 2007, koala habitat surveys and mapping was carried out in the Pine and Pumicestone Catchments in partnership with GHD, local and state governments, and SEQ Catchments. This map shows the high density of koala records around Lake Kurwongbah, in relation to tracts of forest, urban areas and reserves.

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Map 9 – Vulnerable Ecosystems

Vulnerable Ecosystems were mapped for the SEQ National Reserve System Partnership and for the SEQ Natural Resource Management Plan (Target NC4). Vulnerable Ecosystems include Endangered and Of Concern Regional Ecosystems as mapped by the Queensland Herbarium. Regional Ecosystems with less than 4% of their original extent in a protected area (e.g. National Park, Reserve) were also included as Poorly Conserved.

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Map 10 – Mapping Constraints in Water Catchments

Mapping and technical support was provided for the development of drinking water supply and water quality management plans for Wivenhoe and Somerset Dam, South East Queensland (SEQ). Data compiled and discussed included rainfall, land cover, erosion, salinity, nature conservation and planning constraints (growth areas, utilities and infrastructure).

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