BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 464          Total No. of Sites: 109
Survey/Project Name: Mount Bold Reservoir Reserve Biological Survey
Abstract: The survey was undertaken to gain an understanding of the diversity of flora and fauna within Mount Bold Reservoir. To survey a variety of habitat types within the reserve and to survey sites within habitat types that represent the best quality and least disturbed areas within each habitat type. Survey was conducted October-November 2005. Sites were selcted by considering past vegetation mapping to locate/identify diversity. Complete lists of plant species were obtained quadrat using Braun/ Blanquet cover abundance scores. 1 trapline was setup per site, as well as some bird watching.
 
Start Date: 07/10/2005      End Date: 09/11/2005
Survey Type: Vegetation and Vertebrates
   
Study Area Description: Reservoir catchment area with steep slopesand low lying, wet areas. Acerage rainfall approximately 850mm/yr. General Vegetation description: Rough bark or smooth bark Eucalyptus Woodland over heath or sedgeland or watercourse riparian, shrubland/swamp. NE Corner: 54, 298000, 6120000. NW Corner: 54, 286000, 6120000. SE Corner: 54, 298000, 6107000. SW Corner: 54, 286000, 6107000.
Objectives
         Vegetation: To gain an understanding of the diversity of flora within Mount Bold Reservoir. To survey a variety of habitat types within the reserve and to survey sites within habitat types that represent the best quality and least disturbed areas within each habitat type.
         Fauna: To gain an understanding of the diversity of fauna within Mount Bold Reservoir. To survey a variety of habitat types within the reserve and to survey sites within habitat types that represent the best quality and least disturbed areas within each habitat type.
Methodology
         Vegetation: Complete list of plant species per 30m x 30m quadrat (some quadrats were 45m x 20m to follow linear features) using Braun/ Blanquet cover abundance scores.
         Fauna: 1 trapline per site including: 1 pitfall line of 6 pits; 1 eliot trap line of 15 traps; 2 cage traps; and 1 micropit line of 6 micropits. Minimum 1hr of bird watching both am and pm at each site.

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Biological Survey of South Australia - Standard Survey methodology used.
Fauna : Biological Survey of South Australia - Standard Survey methodology used.
Information Authority: Nature Conservation Society of SA Inc