BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 294          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Chowilla Vegetation Exclosures Monitoring Study (Coombool Paddock)
Abstract: Herbivore exclosures were set up on Chowilla Pastoral Lease in 1986 to determine the effects of grazing and grazing suppression on populations of Atriplex stipitata. This species dominates a commonly found land system and is seldom grazed by stock unless other palatable species have been removed through unsustainable grazing . Two fenced treatments (exclude all herbivores and a Rabbit Entry only) and a control were spatially mapped for mature and seedling shrubs. Step-point plant cover measurements were also taken within the treatments along with photographs and shrub dimension data. Chowilla lease has been reverted to regional reserve status. Studies were jointly organised between the Dept. of Lands Outback Region & Salisbury College of Advanced Education.
Start Date: 01/09/1986      End Date: 01/09/1989
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
         Vegetation: Data for plant populations, shrub dimensions, abundance cover, rainfall and spatial mapping recorded on site sheets and entered on Dbase. Work done in conjunction with Dept. of Lands Rangeland Assessment Unit and Salisbury College of Advanced Education/Parks and Wildlife Course
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Pastoral Management Assessment Program
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Murraylands) - Regional Ecologist