BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 687          Total No. of Sites: 14
Survey/Project Name: Peppermint Box Grassy Woodland Surveys
Abstract: The field assesments of Peppermint Box grassy woodlands aim to establish reference sites on public land for natural resource management officers to visit and identify the ecological community as well as have a site that can be referenced in the future to determine appropriate management techniques. Field assessment of Peppermint Box Grassy Woodland ecological community against the EPBC Act condition class criteria as specified in the Australian Government Policy Statement 3.7 (June 2007). Peppermint Box Grassy Woodlands are distributed between southern Flinders Ranges in the north and Lake Alexandrina in the south. Survey started in 2009 and is ongoing.
 
Start Date: 01/09/2009      End Date: 01/01/2020
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: The distribution of Peppermint Box Grassy Woodlands is distributed between southern Flinders Ranges in the north and Lake Alexandrina in the south.
Objectives
         Vegetation: The field assesments of the threatened ecological community aim to establish reference sites on public land for natural resource management officers to visit and identify the ecological community as well as have a site that can be referenced in the future to determine appropriate management techniques.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: 2. Once a site has been selected roll out 2x 100 metre extension tapes to form a 2,500m2 area. For the purpose of the reference sites we constructed a 50m x 50m quadrat. Mark all corners of the quadrat with a waypoint number. 3. Fill in the location, date, name of observers, region and contact details of the quadrat you are just about to survey. 4. We undertook the plant identification within the quadrat next. Vouchers were taken if the species could not be 100% confirmed. We used the record data sheet with a list of the most common plant species found within these communities and marked the ones we did see. Furthermore, the data sheet accommodates spaces to add rare and uncommon species. A thorough search is conducted through out the quadrat. A list of the weeds identified is also recorded within the quadrat. 5. Once a thorough search has been conducted spend time reflecting the cover abundance of each native and pest species seen and record the cover against the species.(step 6,7,8) not used) 9. Finish recording the species and landscape details on the front page of the record data sheet. Any other comments about the site or surrounding the quadrat are recorded such as native species seen outside the quadrat that were not seen in the quadrat, the microphylic crust layer, age cohorts, regeneration, health of trees and fauna seen. 10. Whilst one person is rolling the measuring tapes in, the other observer can take photos of the grassy ecosystem within the quadrat and surrounding photos of land use and the landscape. 11. Make sure the site has been left clean and all gates the way you found them.
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Threatened community targeted survey.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Adelaide)