BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 401          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Billiat Conservation Park fire monitoring
Abstract: Monitoring in Billiat Conservation Park is conducted for each major vegetation type occuring within the burn area. If the burn area is greater than 1 ha then a number of monitoring sites within the burn are made. The vegetation is surveyed before the burn, immediately after, one year after and then every 3 years after that. The sampling includes setting up photopoints, doing a Ramble survey of plant species, and fixed quadrats and transects. Photopoints are at the same sites as the quadrat sites. Monitoring will measure fuel hazard, environmental risks, vegetation floristics/ structure and key habitat factors. During the burn information is recorded on the weather, and post fire the survey is repeated. Each prescribed burn has a pre and post assessment and is entered in to the Fire database. The frequency of the burn depends on weather, previous year and other factors. The rates of regeneration can be monitored and the response of biota to fire and drought.
Start Date: 01/01/2000      End Date: 01/01/2006
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
         Vegetation: Visit date is incorrect, needs updating next year when project begins.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
         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:Murraylands) - Regional Ecologist