Results - data and trends
The Excel spreadsheet below contains the source data for this indicator's graph and information.
- The recent data (1996-2012) were sourced from the Landcover Database1, collected from satellite image analysis.
- Historic (1840) vegetation2 was reconstructed in 1995 using settler accounts and maps, soil maps and interpretation based on current extent and early aerial photographs.
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Note: only a portion of the Rotorua, Taupo and Waitomo districts is in the Waikato region and the data may not be reflective of that district as a whole. In 1840 up to 20% of the Hamilton, Hauraki, Waikato and Waipa districts were covered in wetlands (not reported on in this indicator).
- Land cover data supplied by Landcare Research.
- 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..