BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 62          Total No. of Sites: 184
Survey/Project Name: Burra Hills
Abstract: This project aims to conduct a biological survey in the Mid North region, near Adelaide, South Australia, to map the floristic composition and structure of remnant native vegetation, with special attention to Lomandra grasslands which are associated with habitat for Pygmy Bluetongue (Tiliqua adelaidensis). See also Project 58 (Pygmy Blue Tongue Project). The survey boundary in October 1994 was from Eudunda in the south to Yongala in the north.
 
Start Date: 24/10/1994      End Date: 29/10/1994
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: Topography consists of alternating ridges and valleys trending roughly north-south. Rainfall is 450mm pa in the rolling hills near Burra to 250mm pa in the plains to the east. Vegetation consists of woodlands on ridges, grasslands in valleys and rolling hills, mallee and chenopod shrublands in plains to the east. Eudunda in the south to Yongala in the north There are 3 sites located outside of the spatial boundary: Patch Id 12101, 12102 and 12103. These sites are located in the SW corner of the Peterborough 1:50 000 mapsheet 6632-02.
Objectives
         Vegetation: Map the floristic composition and structure of remnant native vegetation with special attention to the Lomandra grasslands which are associated with habitat for Pygmy Blue Tongue Lizards.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: Complete list of plants (not including bryophytes and lichens) in 30 x 30m quadrat, using Braun/Blanquet cover abundance ratings.
         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