Peat-forming bogs and fens of the Snowy Mountains of NSW

Geoffrey Hope, Rachael Nanson, Peter Jones

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Abstract

    The most extensive expression of peatlands in south-eastern Australia occur in the NSW Snowy Mountains and form up to 6,037 hectares of the higher altitude land cover in Kosciuszko National Park. These peatlands are vital areas of moist habitat, and of high scientific significance biogeographically. Additionally, their slowly accumulating peat is an archive of past change in vegetation and fire regimes. Their significance and sensitivity has been acknowledged in their listing on both State and Commonwealth legislation for protection. This report provides the first comprehensive mapping of regional peatlands, including the first measurements of extent, volume and peatland carbon storage for the Snowy Mountains
    Original languageEnglish
    Commissioning bodyNSW Office of Environment and Heritage
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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