BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 590          Total No. of Sites: 26
Abstract: BHP Billiton requires a fauna survey and potential impact study assessment of the proposed infrastructure corridor between Whyalla and Olympic Dam. Two teams from Ecological Associates Pty Ltd will survey fauna at two sites along the corridor. These sites are approx. 20km north of Whyalla and approx. 50km north of Port Augusta. They have been chosen in consultation with DEH to address shortfalls in fauna surveys along the corridor. At each site 5 traplines will be established, each within an identified vegetation association. Sites will be surveyed between 9 September 2007 and 14 September 2007. At each site 1 Elliot trapline (15 traps), 1 pitfall trapline (6 pits) and 2 cage traps will be established and maintained for 4 nights. 2 sites selected each with 5 sets of traps as described. The aim is to identify terrestrial fauna potentially inhabiting the infrastructure corridor.
Start Date: 05/09/2007      End Date: 14/09/2007
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
Study Area Description: Map Provided, on file.
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: To identify terrestrial vertebrate fauna at each site.
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Fauna : Fauna species/population Study (ie trapping records over time period for species study). NOTE:NON Std Svy methodology may have been used.
Information Authority: BHP Billiton
Ecological Associates Pty Ltd