BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 67          Total No. of Sites: 22
Survey/Project Name: Gammon Ranges (Nature Conservation Society)
Abstract: This project aims to establish grazing exclosures in Gammon Ranges National Park, north of Adelaide, South Australia, to monitor the recovery of Acacia araneosa (Spidery Wattle) in response to goat and rabbit grazing in 1992. AIM: Monitor vegetation, with particular emphasis on regeneration and rare and threatened plants, after removal of stock in 1982, but still under the influence of feral and native animals. This included the survey of several sites using the Biological survey of SA methodology. Results were published by the Nature Conservation Society of South Australia. REFERENCE: C.S. Baulderstone, H. Owens, M.L. Possingham and H.P. Possingham (1999), Gammon Ranges National Park: Flora and Fauna Survey and Vegetation. Nature Conservation Society of SA Inc.
 
Start Date: 01/12/1992      End Date: 01/11/2000
Survey Type: Vegetation and Vertebrates
   
Study Area Description: Average annual rainfall at Balcanoona Homestead is approximately 210mm. This will vary slightly over the extent of the park. Sites can be split into those in the ranges, in the region of Grindells Hut and those on the plains, which flank the ranges in particular along the Balcanoona Creek. Vegetation includes low open woodland with understorey of grasses, forbs and chenopods; tall shrublands; low chenopod shrublands and grasslands (Mitchell Grass). Boundary of the Gammon Ranges National Park.
Objectives
         Vegetation: Monitor vegetation in Gammon Ranges National Park, with particular emphasis on regeneration and rare and threatened plants after removal of stock in 1982 but still under influence of feral and native animals.
         Fauna: Document fauna.
Methodology
         Vegetation: Complete list of plant species per 30m x 30m quadrat using Braun/Blanquet cover abundance scores. Data collected using standard and methodology of Biological Survey of SA database.
         Fauna: Standard methodology used by Biological Survey and Research Section. Birds also had 'distance at call' recorded so densities could be worked out.

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Biological Survey of South Australia - Standard Survey methodology used.
Fauna : Biological Survey of South Australia - Standard Survey methodology used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Outback) - Regional Ecologist - Outback/Ranges
Nature Conservation Society of SA Inc