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Estuarine vegetation survey - Aotea Harbour (July 2012)

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Report: TR 2014/26

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

About this report

This report details the results from the second survey of estuarine vegetation in Aotea Harbour, which was first surveyed in 2005. Comments are included about the estuarine vegetation present, the threats to native estuarine vegetation communities, and other field notes of interest. This report complements the estuarine vegetation community spatial dataset of the survey site in relation to the relevant aerial photography.

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.

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Table of contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Methodology 2
2.1 Wetland vegetation classification 2
3 Results 5
3.1 Overview 5
3.2 Site descriptions 5
3.3 Birds 44
3.4 Threats 44
4 Discussion and recommendations 46
5 Bibliography 47
6 Appendix A: Photo Waypoints 49