Non-woody Vegetation

Grasslands are highly restricted ecosystems in the Wet Tropics, with remnants sparsely distributed or confined to specific areas where management regimes have been favourable to their survival. Their sensitivity to environmental change renders them susceptible to degradation and loss. 

View the grasslands Fact Sheet here.

Major sedgeland communities play an important part of the hydrological regime of river basins, and their removal leads to increased concentration of flood flows with consequent streambank erosion and heightened flood events. The sedgelands provide habitat value to a broad range of fauna species and are important regulators of nutrient loads on flood plain systems. 

View the sedgeland Fact Sheet here.

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