BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 355          Total No. of Sites: 340
Survey/Project Name: Forestry SA Flora and Fauna records Specific to Reserves, not captured by DEH
Abstract: This project aims to obtain additional information regarding presence and abundance of flora and fauna species in ForestrySA Native Forest Reserves, Conservation Zones, and Forest Reserves in South East, Mt Lofty Ranges and Southern Flinders Ranges of South Australia. Knowledge gained will contribute to Native Forest Reserve Management Plans and implications for reserve management. The Biological data will be added to the states Natural Resource Databases. The analysis of the Distribution and Abundance of the populations of animals in Native Forest Reserves will be used to determine how Native Forest Reserves will be managed. Some indication as to the Distribution and Abundance by Vegetation association, and Fire History will be investigated. All specimens caught will be released at the site of capture unless required as a voucher specimen as directed by the Curators at the South Australian Museum. Trap deaths or road kills encountered during the survey are to offered to the South Australian Museum. In the case of nest boxes, they will be disturbed minimally. Survey was conducted between 2004-2010.
 
Start Date: 01/01/1980      End Date: 01/07/2020
Survey Type: Vegetation and Vertebrates
   
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
Objectives
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: Animals will be captured using Elliot Traps, Sherman Traps, Cage Traps, Nest Boxes and Pitfall Traps. Traps will be checked morning and night in mild weather, and more in hot weather. Relevant statistics will be recorded and the animal will be released. Nestboxes will be monitored around 4 times per year. Nestboxes have a flip top or slide top lid. Some (with larger holes) may be monitored using a nest box camera. Disturbance to the animals will be at a minimum. Some brief moving of animals such as sugar gliders may be required to get an accurate count where multiple individuals house the same nest. The analysis of the Distribution and Abundance of the populations of animals in Native Forest Reserves will be used to determine how Native Forest Reserves will be managed. Some indication as to the Distribution and Abundance by Vegetation association, and Fire History will be investigated All specimens caught will be released at the site of capture unless required as a voucher specimen as directed by the Curators at the South Australian Museum. Trap deaths or road kills encountered during the survey are to offered to the South Australian Museum. In the case of nest boxes, they will be disturbed minimally
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Fauna : Fauna species/population Study (ie trapping records over time period for species study). NOTE:NON Std Svy methodology may have been used.
Information Authority: Forestry SA
Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Adelaide) - Blackhill Office - Regional Ecologist