BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 49          Total No. of Sites: 269
Survey/Project Name: Mid-North
Abstract: This project aims to conduct a biological survey, in 1992, to classify and map the floristic composition and structure of vegetation groups from the Southern Flinders Ranges to the lower Mid North regions, South Australia, and to identify the remaining forest (fitting the structural definition of forest) for the National Forest Inventory.
 
Start Date: 19/10/1992      End Date: 30/10/1992
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: Study area ranges from high mountain ranges, ridges and plains in the Southern Flinders to undulating hills and lower ranges in the lower Midnorth. Rainfall for the region averages approximately 350mm per year being significantly higher in the northern ranges (580mm). The region's variable soil and rainfall patterns influence a range of vegetation patterns. The southern region comprises mainly Eucalyptus woodlands with tussock grasslands further to the northeast and Eucalyptus woodlands/forests on the northern ranges to shrublands (including chenopod shrublands) in the northern plains. Pirie 6531-04, Melrose 6532-03, Wilmington 6532-04 and Quorn 6533-03 1:50 000 mapsheets were added to the existing study boundary to include sites which were located outside of defined spatial boundary (Nov 2000).
Objectives
         Vegetation: To classify and map the floristic composition and structure of vegetation groups of the area and to identify the remaining forest (fitting the structural definition of forest) for the National Forest Inventory.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: Complete plant species lists were recorded for each site generally within a 30 x 30m quadrat, except road reserves etc where quadrat may be longer than wide (to a final size of 900m2). The Braun/Blanquet cover abundance scores were used.
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Native Vegetation Assessment Program. - NON Standard BDBSA methodology used.
Vegetation : Biological Survey of South Australia - Standard Survey methodology used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:S&C Div) - Biological Survey and Monitoring