BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 100          Total No. of Sites: 24
Survey/Project Name: Yalata Land Use
Abstract: This project aims to conduct a biological survey, in 1999, of coastal vegetation from the Head of the Bight to the south-eastern Yalata boundary, in western South Australia, so that data can be used to formulate future management plans for this stretch of coast, especially in relation to fishermen's camping areas and 4WD access.
 
Start Date: 24/11/1999      End Date: 30/12/1999
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: Coastal strip from Head of Bight to southeastern Yalata boundary, far west coast of SA. Consolidated dunes and large areas of mobile dunes (Yalata dunes). Average rainfall 250-300mm/pa. Area surveyed mainly shrubland (low to tall mainly open) with some open mallee. Coastal strip bounded by latitudes 131 degrees 15 minutes E and 131 degrees 35 minutes E on Yalata Aboriginal Land.
Objectives
         Vegetation: To survey the coastal vegetation from the Head of Bight to the southeastern Yalata boundary so that data can be used in formulating future management plans for this stretch of coast especially in relation to fishers' camping areas and 4WD access.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: Complete list of plant species per 30 x 30m quadrat using Brain/Blanquet cover abundance scores.
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Biological Survey of South Australia - Standard Survey methodology used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:S&C Div) - Biological Survey and Monitoring