Flora and Fauna Survey
As part of Council’s bushland management review in 2000 Council resolved to undertake a flora and fauna survey to assist in setting priorities and determining specifications for future bushland management. This flora and fauna survey was conducted over the summer of 2000/2001 by Oculus and Council received the final report which was reported to Council on the 12 June 2001. A part of the review process and MOSPLAN objective was to replicate this study in five years time to assess the effectiveness of the program and scheduled works.
The 2006/2007 Flora and Fauna Survey was completed by the ecological consultancy company Total Earth Care (TEC). The field survey was conducted from September 2006 to April 2007 and included a comprehensive flora survey and a late Spring and early Autumn nocturnal and diurnal fauna survey. Fauna was also noted when surveying each site for flora. Fauna census data from 2001 to 2006 was also utilised.
In total the survey involved 22 larger bushland sites containing, in most parts, remnant urban bushland and 84 road sites containing remnant urban bushland, weeds or landscaped gardens.
- Volume 1 - Flora and Fauna Survey and Assessment (PDF 670KB)
- Volume 2 - Project Area A: Bushland Reserves (PDF 10MB)
- Volume 3 - Project Area B: Road Reserves (PDF 2MB)
- Volume 4 - Comparison Report (PDF 2MB)
Hard copies can be accessed from the Reference Desk at Mosman Library.
The purpose of the survey was three fold. The principal requirement was to create an updated and realistic inventory of what flora and fauna is currently present in the Mosman managed bushland areas. Surveys were terrestrial only and all sites were surveyed and weed and bushland percentage cover maps were produced. Secondly these results were used to compare the survey results of the flora and fauna survey produced by Oculus in 2001. The final purpose of the Flora and Fauna Survey 2006/2007 was to use this information to measure the performance of Council’s bushland regeneration contractors and determine whether or not they are meeting the objectives and contract specifications as outlined in Council’s Contract for Bushland Restoration 2001-2011.
Results form the Flora and Fauna Survey 2006/2007 indicate that current bushland management activities are achieving the desired outcomes in that weed percentage cover is reducing but more importantly native vegetation cover is increasing. If these are continued our bushland sites will eventually provide structured and sustainable native plant communities that will attract the local fauna to reside long-term.