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Endangered Ecological Communities and Over Cleared Vegetation Types

Endangered Ecological Communities

Endangered Ecological Communities in the Coffs Harbour LGA

The finalisation of fine-scale vegetation mapping (OEH 2012a & b) provides the best basis to date for the delineation and mapping of Endangered Ecological Communities (ECCs) across the Coffs Harbour LGA. Ten EECs are known to occur within the Coffs Harbour LGA and a number of the classified vegetation communities are considered to be EECs or highly likely to contain EECs based on their substrate or altitudinal / landscape occurrence (OEH 2012a). This translates to the identification of 11,744 hectares of floristic communities across the Coffs Harbour LGA that may be EECs; the on-ground identification of EECs within this overall area requires field-based expert verification.

Over-cleared Vegetation Types

Vegetation types of the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Area (CMA) are described in the Biometric module which was developed as a Native Vegetation Assessment Tool package to facilitate preparation of Property Vegetation Plans under the NSW Native Vegetation Act 2003.

Over-cleared vegetation types (OCVTs) are Biometric vegetation types which have had more than 70% of their former extent removed. Over-cleared vegetation types are not formally listed under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995,​ but they receive special recognition and protection due to their rare status. They comprise a subset of High Value Habitats requiring delineation, mapping, protection and, where possible, restoration across the landscapes of the Coffs Harbour LGA.

Coffs Harbour City Council adopted the Endangered Ecological Community (EEV) and Over-cleared Vegetation Types (OCVT) mapping and report at its Ordinary meeting of 28 November 2013.

The Endangered Ecological Community and Over-Cleared Vegetation Types of the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area​

The background document describes the science behind the mapping of high valued habitats & the biodiversity assets of the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area.

Map of the Adopted Endangered Ecological Communities of the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area

​Coffs Harbour City Council's Online Mapping Tool

Over-Cleared Vegetation Types of the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area​

​If you would like more information please contact Coffs Harbour City Council  on 02 6648 4000.

Threatened Species Information State-Level

The NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act lists vegetation types and areas which have special protection due to their rare status.

Learn more about Endangered Ecological Communities in Links to the Office of Environment and Heritage Website.