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Regional natural resource management (NRM) body 2017 wetland system extents

Definition of regional natural resource management (NRM) body

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2017 wetland system extent by regional natural resource management (NRM) body metadata
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Regional NRM body Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
artificial and highly modified intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified natural) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified natural) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified natural) riverine
Total 175,939,321 313,058 1,166,733 4,197 515,111 37,750 2,883,474 80,644 2,500,514 7,501,482
Burnett Mary Regional Group 5,576,770 28,480 41,247 17 2,862 1,908 54,695 1,100 71,239 201,548
Cape York Natural Resource Management 13,652,054 2,821 240,803 6,103 357 312,133 307 157,275 719,798
Desert Channels Group 51,026,696 7,886 444,601 3,239 1,594,204 1,370 655,843 2,707,145
Fitzroy Basin Association 15,676,198 64,427 152,792 995 6,827 11,068 42,947 41,912 168,909 489,876
Gulf Savannah NRM 19,406,284 5,524 173,920 2,306 4,817 242,602 972 460,177 890,318
Healthy Land and Water 2,355,270 32,220 22,903 548 743 1,866 54,307 2,616 33,532 148,733
NQ Dry Tropics 14,087,421 51,077 66,594 2,363 5,488 5,831 56,745 15,883 341,797 545,777
Reef Catchments 933,525 9,678 46,625 84 15 126 15,568 3,376 13,599 89,071
Southern Gulf NRM 19,479,544 11,098 346,177 2,199 3,438 119,861 1,375 405,787 889,935
Southern Queensland Landscapes 31,436,051 89,718 43,705 4,796 351,833 10,226 152,068 652,347
Terrain NRM 2,222,960 10,037 48,966 191 261 304 37,804 1,507 39,620 138,691
Torres Strait Regional Authority 86,547 92 26,708 2 774 667 28,242

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of regional natural resource management (NRM) bodies.

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Regional natural resource management (NRM) body 2017 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2017/nrm.html

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