BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 56          Total No. of Sites: 23
Survey/Project Name: Happy Valley District Council
Abstract: This project aims to conduct a biological survey between 1992 and 1994 for the Happy Valley District Council, near Adelaide, South Australia, to obtain a regional view of native vegetation in the study area; supplementary to existing information from the survey of the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges (Department of Environment and Planning, 1986), with additional survey sites.
 
Start Date: 06/11/1992      End Date: 23/12/1994
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: Ridges and narrow gullies of the spine of the Mount Lofty Ranges, foothills escarpment and undulating plateau. Rainfall 600-1150mm pa. Vegetation mainly sclerophyll open forest, woodland and low woodland, with some more open grassy woodland. City of Happy Valley, City of Mitcham and District Council of Stirling.
Objectives
         Vegetation: To obtain a regional view of native vegetation in study area, supplementary to existing information from the survey of the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges (Dept Environment and Planning, 1986) with additional survey sites.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: Complete list of plant species per 10 x 10m quadrat using Braun/Blanquet cover abundance scores as in Muir table provided by Dept Housing and Urban Development. Standard Dept Housing and Urban Development datasheet modified to include comments on weed distribution.
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Reference dataset - records from published reference, study or misc dataset. NOTE:NON Std Svy methodology may have been used.
Vegetation : Baseline Survey of flora and/or fauna - Standard Biol Survey of SA survey methodology not used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:S&C Div) - Biological Survey and Monitoring