Geography of Sydney: Darling Harbour, New South Wales, Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest, Cronulla Sand Dunes, Kurnell Peninsula
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Release Date: August 14, 2011
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Darling Harbour, New South Wales, Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest, Cronulla sand dunes, Kurnell Peninsula, Cumberland County, New South Wales, Port Jackson, Towra Point Nature Reserve, Parramatta River, Warragamba Dam, Sydney Heads, Upper Nepean Scheme, Microclimates in Sydney, Paddington Reservoir, Lake Parramatta, Woronora Dam, Shoalhaven Scheme, Manly Dam Reserve, Beaches in Sydney, Cumberland Plain, Lavender Bay, New South Wales, Sydney Cove, Busby's Bore, North Cronulla Beach, Long Island, The Gap, Wanda Beach, Lower Prospect Canal Reserve, Gunnamatta Bay, Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve, Bungaroo, Wallumatta, Bradleys Head, Elouera Beach, Blue Mountains Dams, Cockle Bay, Middle Harbour, Farm Cove, New South Wales, Tarban Creek, Wedding Cake Island, Shelly Beach, Malabar Headland, Duck River, The Basin, New South Wales, Sheldon Forest. Excerpt: The Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest (STIF) is one of six main indigenous forest communities of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is also among the three of these plant communities which have been classified as Endangered, under the New South Wales government's Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, with only around 0.5% of its original pre-settlement range remaining. As of 26 August 2005, the Australian Government reclassified Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest as a "Critically Endangered Ecological Community," under the Commonwealth's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest contains trees which are around 20-30 metres tall, with ground cover composed of flowering shrubs and native grasses. This type of forest prefers a fertile clay soil derived from shale, with undulating hills and moderate rainfall. Its range does not extend to drier Cumberland Plain Woodland, or high-rainfall ridges (where it meets with ...