2019–20 SLATS Report

Key findings

Note: Since the release of the 2018–19 SLATS Report, the methods for estimating the age since disturbance of woody vegetation have been refined. Estimates reported in the 2019–20 SLATS Report are based on revised and updated data relating to time since cleared derived from SLATS clearing histories, and time-series analysis of over 30 years of Landsat satellite imagery aimed at detecting woody vegetation disturbance and regrowth. The age since disturbance estimates use the time-series information where sufficient evidence is available to assign a valid estimate of how long the woody vegetation has been regrowing following a disturbance event. For more information on how the age estimates are derived, refer to the SLATS methodology. As a result of refining the methods for estimating the age since disturbance, the 2018–19 data has also been revised. Note that the 2018–19 SLATS Report has not been revised using these new data. It is also important to note that woody vegetation that is greater than 15 years is not always considered to be remnant or high-value regrowth as additional criteria such as species composition and vegetation height are used to determine remnant or high-value regrowth status. This is determined by the Queensland Herbarium as part of the regional ecosystem mapping framework.

In this guide:

  1. Introduction
  2. Key findings
  3. Statewide overview
  4. Statewide breakdown
  5. Bioregion breakdown

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