|Area of Indigenous Forest in New Zealand by Regional Council Territorial Boundaries 1996-97. Based on Land Cover Database using satellite imagery acquired 1996 - 97.|
Area of Indigenous Forest
by Regional Council Territorial Boundaries
New Zealand: 1996-97.
Based on Land Cover Database using satellite imagery.
Note 1: All areas provisional (whatever that means) and subject to ground checking which was due to be completed some time in May 2000.
Note 2: West Coast Region "Total Indigenous Forest on Private Land" includes forest under the control of Timberlands West Coast Limited, a State Owned Enterprise (SOE) the forest of which is STATE forest. Due to go mainly to DOC estate as at August 2000.
See other papers in these webpages for the unpleasant details.
Note 3: Indigenous forest is defined as "forest cover dominated by indigenous tall forest species." Which seems like a very inadequate definition to me, given that no height parameters are included and indigenous woody cover is revegetating in many parts of New Zealand.
On-line links in this series from MAF are as follows: If you select one of the region names you will get a list of the data available for that region which includes the land cover for that region.