BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 255          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Riparian Zone Management in Sturt Gorge
Abstract: Restoration of native plant communities along 3 km of riparian zone of Sturt River. Removal of elm, ash, olive and boxthorn to promote regeneration of native plants under more natural light regimes. Follow-up spraying to reduce weed competition with emerging native plants. Emphasis on 10 m each side of the river. Monitoring is desirable to determine kill rate and level of natural regeneration, so as to decide whether to let regrowth occur naturally or plant tubestock . Some eyeball evaluations of responses so far have been made. Simple photopoint system intended for monitoring. 3 km of Sturt River length treated, but photopoints may only cover sections of creek.
 
Start Date: 01/01/1999      End Date: 01/01/2009
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
Objectives
         Vegetation: Improving water quality in streams is objective of Patawolonga Catchment Plan. Funds from the Catchment Board obtained to initially remove exotic and later to spray regrowth. Emphasis on 10 m each side of the river. Monitoring is desirable to determine kill rate and level of natural regeneration, so as to decide whether to let regrowth occur naturally or plant tubestock . Some eyeball evaluations of responses so far have been made. Simple photopoint system intended for monitoring. 3 km of Sturt River length treated, but photopoints may only cover sections of creek.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Monitoring - Vegetation/Ecosystem (ie species records - usually re-visited for ongoing monitoring) NOTE:NON Std Svy methodology may have been used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Adelaide) - Belair Office