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Current and historic native vegetation - map

The maps below show the historic (around 1840, on the left) and current (right) extent of native forest, scrub and tussock in the Waikato region. You can also check out our map of wetland vegetation changes in the last 160 years.

Maps showing the current and historic (around 1840) naitve vegetation in the Waikato Region


Historic (around 1840): Regional Indigenous Vegetation Inventory (1840)1.
Current: Land cover database2

Check out our indicators on the extent of native vegetation and the extent of wetlands in the Waikato region.


  1. Leathwick, J. Clarkson, B. and Whaley, P. 1995: Vegetation of the Waikato Region: Current and Historic Perspectives. Landcare Research Contract Report LC9596/022. Landcare Research, Hamilton.
  2. Terralink International Limited. COPYRIGHT RESERVED.
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