BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 750          Total No. of Sites: 528
Survey/Project Name: Bimbowrie CP Landscape Restoration Program
Abstract: In the late 1800s Pepper-trees (Schinus areira) and Athel Pines (Tamarix aphylla) were planted around the Bimbowrie homestead and quickly spread along the Bimbowrie Creek and its tributary drainage systems. Bimbowrie Creek system is dominated by River Red Gums Eucalyptus camaldulensis which is listed as a threatened community. Much of this creek system is infested with Pepper-trees and Boxthorns and other environmental weeds. This is considered to be one of the most significant environmental management problems in the Bimbowrie Conservation Park. The Department Department for Environment and Heritage, in partnership with the Department of Correctional Services established the Mobile Outback Work Camp (MOWCamp) program in 2005. Low security prisoners from Pt Augusta Prison are undertaking a range of works on Parks and Reserves in SA including pest plant control. Bimbowrie Conservation Park Landscape Restoration Program initial focus is Pepper-tree and Boxthorn control along the Bimbowrie Creek headwaters and homestead area. MOWCamp is assisting DEH staff in weed eradication, follow-up control of regrowth and revegetation following removal of pest plants.
Start Date: 01/06/2005      End Date: 31/12/2020
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
Study Area Description: Bimbowrie CP area
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
         Vegetation: Multi Button Data Loggers and GPS units are used to colled weed data.
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Habitat rehabilitation/restoration
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Northern & Yorke)
Mount Lofty Ranges Catchment Centre