BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 558          Total No. of Sites: 105
Survey/Project Name: Friends of Great Victoria Desert (GVD) Area Ecological Monitoring Program
Abstract: Friends of Unnamed Conservation Park (West region South Australia) Ecological Monitoring Program. Broadly, the aim of the monitoring is to initially provide some baseline data on the presence / absence of introduced and native fauna, and on the composition, structure and condition of vegetation at monitoring sites. This will provide a good basis for recording long term ecological trends, which in turn will provide information on the process driving ecological patterns and changes within the park. I understand that Biological Survey have established / are establishing survey sites across the park. The long-term monitoring program will complement this and improtantly provide long-term data for the region (sites will be monitored at least once per year). It is likely sites will primarily be established along the Anne Beadell Highway west of Volkes Hill Corner. It is envisioned the following will be conducted: - Site Description / Photopoint establishment (as per BSM standard) - 2ha Animal Track survey (as per method developed by Michelle Watson and Rick Southgate and previously employed by Friends of Simpson Desert_ - Bird survey (as per BSM standard, over 2ha area) - Vegetation quadrat data (as per BSm standard) - Vegetation monitoring (Jessup transects and Ground cover assessment) - Marsupial Mole Trench Surveys First Survey conducted in July 2006. DEWNR has trip data for 2008/2011/2012/2013.
Start Date: 03/09/2008      End Date: 09/09/2013
Survey Type: Vegetation and Vertebrates
Study Area Description: Googs Track, Jellabina Track
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
         Vegetation: Details for Sep 2012 for Googs Track Survey - Vegetation surveys at 4 quadrats and opportunistic weed identification along Googs Track using DEWNR protocols. Photos at waypoint marked photopoints.
         Fauna: Methdodology for vegetation surveys and weed identification provided by DEWNR. Birding information protocols consistent with DEWNR database. Malleefowl surveys at waypoint sites provided by the DEWNR. Opportunistic and quadrat bird surveys for DEWNR and Birdlife Australia databases.

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.
Vegetation : Biological Survey of South Australia - Standard Survey methodology used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:West)
BirdLife Australia