BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 348          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Fuel Hazard Assessment
Abstract: This is a statewide project that aims to establish the fire fuel hazards for different vegetation types, and create a spatial database that will indicate the risks of different areas, and develop ideas and understanding about fuel hazards. This project is associated with the "Plant Fire Response Monitoring" project, and the same burn may be used to collect data for both projects. There is no particulatar regime for the project - when there is a burn planned, a site is created. This is usually on reserve, however may sometimes be off reserve. Prior to the burn a standard "Fuel Hazard Assessment Data Sheet" is used to record the attributes for each site. This includes - the dominant species for a site, including the 3 dominant trees and the understorey, (a full plant list is not taken). - site location details and GPS location. - year of last known fire. - litter bed depth, surface fine fuel, elevated fuel hazard, bark hazard. During and following the fire, the Fuel Hazard is determined via the methods outlined in the Fuel Hazard Guide Handbook. This includes the rates of regrowth for different vegetation types. In addition to data collected for intended burns, information is also recorded following accidental fires, or areas with a fire history. Assessments will continue to be made through time.
 
Start Date: 01/09/2002      End Date: 01/09/2012
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
Objectives
         Vegetation: There is no particulatar regime for the project - when there is a burn planned, a site is created. This is usually on reserve, however may sometimes be off reserve. Prior to the burn a standard "Fuel Hazard Assessment Data Sheet" is used to record the attributes for each site. This includes - the dominant species for a site, including the 3 dominant trees and the understorey, (a full plant list is not taken). - site location details and GPS location. - year of last known fire. - litter bed depth, surface fine fuel, elevated fuel hazard, bark hazard. - photographs are also taken for each site, (some the photopoints are permanently marked, others are just of a vegetation type and others are opportunistic) These hazard ratings are assessed using the handbook "Overall Fuel Hazard Guide". Copies of the current handbook and the data sheet, are located in Biological Survey and Monitoring with Andrew Graham. Copies and future updated copies are available from the Fire Management Section. During and following the fire, the Fuel Hazard is determined via the methods outlined in the Fuel Hazard Guide Handbook. This includes the rates of regrowth for different vegetation types. In addition to data collected for intended burns, information is also recorded following accidental fires, or areas with a fire history. Assessments are continue to be made through time
         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 Water - Fire Management
Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:S&C Div) - Biological Survey and Monitoring