BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 256          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Vegetation and Water Quality Demonstration Sites at Brown Hill Creek
Abstract: Demonstration site was established in 1999, along Brown Hill Creek as part of the OurPatch program of the Patawolonga Catchment Board. Weeds were cleared and native regrowth encouraged to demonstrate link between natural riparian systems and water quality. Monitoring system established belatedly as part of the Education focus. In 2002 an additional area cleared of willows (Manure Pits Site) and monitoring system devised at the time. Plant regrowth and the restoration of riparian ecosystems are the principal monitoring foci. Photopoints are also considered an additional means of showing the community the benefits of restoring riparian ecosystems.
Start Date: 01/01/1999      End Date: 01/01/2009
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
         Vegetation: Demonstration site (400m x 50m) established in 1999, where weeds cleared, native regrowth encouraged and native vegetation planted. Removal of willows, ash, olives using heavy machinery with later follow-up spraying. Catchment Board also supplies funds for removal of exotics and follow-up controls. Monitoring may involve only the repeat of photographs. Photopoints at the demo site only established within the last year by locating and marking sites of original photos. Photopoint sites selected for Manure Pits area as the work was undertaken.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
         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) - Blackhill Office - Regional Ecologist