BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 265          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Horse trail monitoring program at Belair
Abstract: Horse trail was established in 1999 as part of an evaluation of suitability of horse trails within Belair National Park. Erosion of the trail with attendant impact on adjoining vegetation communities, the spread of exotic plants and additional fragmentation of native plant communities are identified as potential detrimental effects of horse trails. A short term (3 year) monitoring program has been conducted to assess whether such problems arise and the seriousness of those problems. This monitoring program will be used to evaluate whether horse trails can be established for the longer term and what management requirements they have.
 
Start Date: 01/01/1999      End Date: 01/01/2009
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
   
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
Objectives
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: Initial evaluations included use of photopoints established along trails especially to investigate development, worsening and extent of soil erosion.
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