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Estuarine vegetation survey – Kennedy Bay Estuary (October 2012)

TR 2014/27

Report: TR 2014/27

Author: M Graeme (Natural Solutions - Marine and Terrestrial Ecologists Ltd)

About this report

This report details the results from the survey of estuarine vegetation in Kennedy Bay. Comments are included about the estuarine vegetation present, the threats to native estuarine vegetation communities, and other field notes of interest. This report accompanies the estuarine vegetation community GIS layers of the survey site.

The mapped vegetation is within the coastal marine area (CMA) and includes the spatial cover of mangrove, seagrass, sea meadow, saltmarsh and estuarine weed communities. The results of the estuarine surveys are included in Waikato Regional Council’s Geographic Information System (GIS) database, and are used for State of the Environment investigations and assessing consent applications that may affect estuarine vegetation.

Read or download the survey report

Estuarine vegetation survey – Kennedy Bay Estuary (October 2012) [PDF, 3.5 MB]

Contents
1 Introduction
2 Methodology
2.1 Wetland vegetation classification
3 Results
3.1 Site descriptions
3.2 Birds
3.3 Threats
4 Discussion and recommendations
5 Bibliography
6 Appendix A: Photo Waypoints