BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 263          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: ##See project descriptin-Pterostylis cucullata Protection (Belair National Park)
Abstract: The orchid Pterostylis cucullata is rated nationally as a threatened species. Populations of the orchid in Belair park are restricted, fragmented and subject to competition from weeds. In order to conserve populations, the effect of hand-pulling the weeds is being evaluated as a conservation option. Information will contribute to a recovery plan for the orchid. This program is part of a project to compile and implement recovery plans for SA native orchids nationally rated as threatened species. The project is known as the Lofty Block Threatened Orchid Recovery Project (LBTORP) and includes the Lofty and the adjoining Flinders IBR's.
Start Date: 01/01/1966      End Date: 01/01/2006
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
         Vegetation: Quadrats have been placed at a number of sites. Hand-pulling of weeds is done over 2 days, 5 times a year at select sites and compared with untreated areas. For the orchids, data includes population species name, USX code, plant population size, number of flowering individuals, number of flowers as well as the number aborted, grazed, pollinated, hand pollinated, damaged, spent and caged. Site information includes site location, GPS coordinates, date and observer.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Unclassified - pending reassessment.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:S&C Div) - BCP Threat species