Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Molonglo High Plains, Remnant Vegetation Survey, 1994



Molonglo High Plains



This is one of a series of posts dealing with the Molonglo High Plains (Hoskinstown, Rossi, Forbes Creek and other areas to the west of the old volcano Palerang).  The entire series is at:


Disused rail tracks from Bungendore to Hoskinstown and Captains Flat

Remnant Vegetation Survey


The road from Hoskinstown to Rossi in the Molonglo High Plains was surveyed back in 1994 in a number of sections. The sections sometimes encompass a range of different environments.

The results are presented for each section in two charts:
·         a summary chart: this provides an overall assessment for the section for both the left and right side of the road; and
·         a symbolic map of the section.




The symbolic map is intended for ease of use rather than as a map of the area. The heavy line down the center of the chart indicates the road without bends. The map is read down the page (ie, assuming that you are coming from Rossi towards Hoskinstown). It is the mirror image of a normal map and is not to scale.


Peter Quinton
Palerang
February 2014



Survey - 1994


Key to interpreting the Results

[start odometer 0.0km]                 Rossi


wEucalyptus dalrymplena


vPoa
Assume that you are standing at the edge of Rossi, looking towards Hoskinstown. Read down the map. To your right is a single Mountain gum, while further away (~100m), on the right, is poa. Remember, the maps reflect the position in late 1994 and the species noted may have altered.

Other symbols

 The general location of plants is given rather than precise positions. Other symbols used in the map are indicated below:
Road



Culvert

u

Individual mountain gum on right side of road


wEucalyptus dalrymplena
Grove of snow gum on right side of road


vE. pauciflora
Feature
Eucalyptus bridgesiana ,E. pauciflora

                                           lRocky knoll
Farm
E. rubida

                                           /Woodville

Where understory species are mentioned (particularly grasses and poa), it may be assumed that these cover ranges of areas.


Roadside Survey: Section A

Date surveyed: 12/11/94
Start Point: Rossi
Direction: Hoskinstown
Distance: 600m

Width of vegetated roadside:  1-5m
Natives
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:    >80%
Bare soil:              0%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             common
Saplings:               occasional
Introduced
Grasses:                <20%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

Width of vegetated roadside:  6-10m
Natives
Trees:                  >80%
Tall shrubs:          20-80%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:    >80%
Bare soil:              0%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             common
Saplings:               common
Introduced
Grasses:                <20%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

[start odometer 0.0km]                 Rossi


wEucalyptus dalrymplena (?)


vPoa
vWillow (up creek)                                       
u
vWillow, Bursaria lasiophylla


vBraken
                
u
                                  lold sheepdip(?)




u



vE. viminalis , vE. pauciflora


vEucalyptus bridgesiana , vPoa

u
vAcacia melanoxylon





             lswampy
[finish odometer 0.6km]             start Section B

Note: this area showed some signs of grading and burn-off in the past 5 years.

Roadside Survey: Section B

Date surveyed: 12/11/94
Start Point: end Section A
Direction: Hoskinstown, 600m
Distance: 600m

Cover summary: Left

Width of vegetated roadside:  1-10m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:    >80%
Bare soil:              <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             occasional
Saplings:               occasional
Introduced
Grasses:                <20%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

Cover summary: Right

Width of vegetated roadside:  6-20m
Trees:                  >80%
Tall shrubs:          20-80%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:    >80%
Bare soil:              0%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             common
Saplings:               common
Introduced
Grasses:                <20%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

[start odometer 0.6km]              end Section A


Ajuga australis     lswampy bog
wEucalyptus bridgesiana

vE. pauciflora                 lrocky knoll
wE. pauciflora

vE. pauciflora


Pomaderris aspera(?)      lovergrown road


vPoa
vPoa,Themeda

vPoa
vEucalyptus bridgesiana

vEucalyptus bridgesiana

u
vPoa


vAcacia dealbata ,vAcacia melanoxylon


Danthonia ,Themeda


vE. stellulata

u
vE. pauciflora ,vE. rubida           lBridge
[finish odometer 1.2km]             start Section C (Bridge)


Roadside Survey: Section C

Date surveyed: 12/11/94
Start Point: end Section B (Bridge)
Direction: Hoskinstown
Distance: 1000m

Cover summary: Left

Width of vegetated roadside:  11-20m
Trees:                  20-80%
Tall shrubs:          20-80%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:    20-80%
Bare soil:              <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             common
Saplings:               common
Introduced
Grasses:                <20%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

Cover summary: Right

Width of vegetated roadside:  6-10m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:   <20%
Bare soil:              <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             common
Saplings:               common
Introduced
Grasses:                20-80%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

[start odometer 1.2km]  end Section B (Bridge)
vWillow (in creek)
u
vWillow  (in creek)                      lBridge
vE. stellulata ,wBanksia marginata

vE. stellulata
E. pauciflora (dead),Davieson


vE. stellulata,wBrachycome nivalis(?)



u
vPoa
vPoa

vE. rubida ,vE. pauciflora



vE. rubida ,vE. pauciflora

vPoa


vAcacia dealbata , vAcacia melanoxylon


vE. pauciflora , vE. rubida


vHawthorne, vPlum

u



vPlum (suckers)





Phalaris paradoxa
vE. rubida

                                           /Woodville




u
vPoa






[finish odometer 2.2km]             start Section D

Roadside Survey: Section D

Date surveyed: 29/10/94
Start Point: end Section C
Direction: Hoskinstown
Distance: 500m

Cover summary: Left

Width of vegetated roadside:  11-20m
Trees:                  >80%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:    20-80%
Bare soil:              <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             common
Saplings:               common
Introduced
Grasses:                <20%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

Cover summary: Right

Width of vegetated roadside:  1-5m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      0%
Native grasses:   <20%
Bare soil:              <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             occasional
Saplings:               occasional
Introduced
Grasses:                >80%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

[start odometer 2.2km]              end Section C
lGravel dump


vE. pauciflora ,vAcacia dealbata


vAcacia melanoxylon ,vHawthorne


vE. melliodora

vE. pauciflora  (sparse)



Phalaris paradoxa
u







lRock outcrop

vAcacia dealbata


Phalaris paradoxa


vSweet Briar (sprayed)
[finish odometer 2.7km]             start Section E

Roadside Survey: Section E

Date surveyed: 29/10/94
Start Point: end Section D
Direction: Hoskinstown
Distance: 1000m

Cover summary: Left

Width of vegetated roadside:  1-5m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      0%
Native grasses:    <20%
Bare soil:              <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             occasional
Saplings:               occasional
Introduced
Grasses:                20-80%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

Cover summary: Right

Width of vegetated roadside:  6-20m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      0%
Native grasses:   <20%
Bare soil:              <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             occasional
Saplings:               occasional
Introduced
Grasses:                20-80%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

[start odometer 2.7km]  Section D (Galvin’s Creek Road)




u

vE. pauciflora ,vAcacia dealbata


vPoa





vEucalyptus bridgesiana (scattered)


/








vE. pauciflora ,vAcacia melanoxylon

vPoa

u







Phalaris paradoxa

Phalaris paradoxa






vEucalyptus bridgesiana (scattered)



u



          lGalvin’s Creek Rd


      /Woodend, /Wedgewood
[finish odometer 3.7km]             Section F



Date surveyed: 12/11/94
Start Point: end Section E
Direction: Hoskinstown
Distance: 1000m

Cover summary: Left

Width of vegetated roadside:  1-10m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <10%
Native grasses:   20-80%
Bare soil:             <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             occasional
Saplings:               rare
Introduced
Grasses:                20=80+%
Shrubs and Trees: 20-80+%

Cover summary: Right

Width of vegetated roadside:  6-20+m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <10%
Native grasses:   20-80%
Bare soil:             <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             occasional
Saplings:               rare
Introduced
Grasses:                20-80+%
Shrubs and Trees: 20-80+%

[start odometer 3.7km]  end Section E


wE. pauciflora                /
Phalaris paradoxa

             lYards
vE. bridgesiana





vAcacia dealbata

vE. rubida, vAcacia dealbata



wE. rubida ,wE. pauciflora

Phalaris paradoxa
Hawthorne

vPoa


Clover

u

vPoa,Themeda

             lvery boggy
vE. rubida ,vE. pauciflora (scattered)
u
vPoa



vPoa







Phalaris paradoxa,Clover
Phalaris paradoxa
u
vWillow
salt area


vPoa,Themeda
u

vPoa


[finish odometer 4.7km]             start Section G

Roadside Survey: Section G

Date surveyed: 3/12/94
Start Point: end Section F
Direction: Hoskinstown
Distance: 600m

Cover summary: Left

Width of vegetated roadside:  1-20m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <50%
Native grasses:   >80%
Bare soil:              <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             occasional
Saplings:               occasional
Introduced
Grasses:                <10%
Shrubs and Trees: <10%

Cover summary: Right

Width of vegetated roadside:  6-10m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:   >80%
Bare soil:             <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             occasional
Saplings:               occasional
Introduced
Grasses:                <20%
Shrubs and Trees: <10%

[start odometer 4.7km]  end Section F
Themeda ,Danthonia


vPoa

vAcacia dealbata
Phalaris paradoxa

vEucalyptus bridgesiana


vE. pauciflora
wE. mannifera (hybrid)




Davieson,Hibbertia


wE. radiata (?)


vE. pauciflora





vE. mannifera
vE. radiata,vE. rubida


vAcacia dealbata ,Themeda,vPoa,

vE. mannifera
[finish odometer 5.3km]             start Section H


Roadside Survey: Section H

Date surveyed: 3/12/94
Start Point: end Section G
Direction: Hoskinstown
Distance: 200m

Cover summary: Left

Width of vegetated roadside:  11-20m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:   <20%
Bare soil:              <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             occasional
Saplings:               occasional
Introduced
Grasses:                >80%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

Cover summary: Right

Width of vegetated roadside:  6-10m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          0%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:   <20%
Bare soil:             <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             occasional
Saplings:               occasional
Introduced
Grasses:                >80%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

[start odometer 5.3km]  end Section G
Dock, Salsify

vPoa
vHawthorne                lBoggy

vE. pauciflora ,vE. rubida (saplings)
vE. pauciflora

Poa,Clover,Lissanthe

u
Phalaris paradoxa, vPoa
[finish odometer 5.5km]             start Section I


Roadside Survey: Section I


Date surveyed: 29/10/94
Start Point: end Section D
Direction: Hoskinstown
Distance: 2000m

Cover summary: Left

Width of vegetated roadside:  1-20m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:   20-80%
Bare soil:             20-80%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             occasional
Saplings:               occasional
Introduced
Grasses:                >80%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

Cover summary: Right

Width of vegetated roadside:  1-20m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:   20-80%
Bare soil:             20-80%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             occasional
Saplings:               occasional
Introduced
Grasses:                >80%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

[start odometer 5.5km]  end Section H



Themeda ,Danthonia

wPinus radiata
vE. stellulata

vAcacia rubida
vE. rubida ,Dillwynia retorta


vAcacia dealbata,Hibbertia,Issanthe

vPinus radiata
Themeda

vE. bridgesiana


Irises
Poa,Themeda

Themeda ,Poa





vE. pauciflora, vE.rubida
Themeda





vE. pauciflora, vE.rubida



u
Themeda ,Phalaris paradoxa


       lBoggy




u

lCaptain’s Flat Road turnoff

vPoa
vWillow, vPoa
u
vWillow    lYandigunula Ck
vWillow, wOak

       /
vE. rubida

Salsify

u
vWillow (suckering through drain)
Salsify

Salad burnet, phalaris.oats,rye
vWillow,rye,oats














wE. rubida




vHawthorne, vPoa


Clover



vE. rubida


Rye,Oats

vE. rubida


Salad burnet
Salad burnet,Phalaris

Poa
vAcacia dealbata


vE. pauciflora


Rye,Oats,Phalaris




E. melliodora,vE. pauciflora
[finish odometer 7.5km]             start Section J


Roadside Survey: Section J

Date surveyed: 10/12/94
Start Point: end Section I
Direction: Hoskinstown
Distance: 400m

Cover summary: Left

Width of vegetated roadside:  1-5m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:   <20%
Bare soil:             <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             common
Saplings:               common
Introduced
Grasses:                20-80%
Shrubs and Trees: <10%

Cover summary: Right

Width of vegetated roadside:  1-10m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:   <20%
Bare soil:             <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             common
Saplings:               common
Introduced
Grasses:                20-80%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

[start odometer 7.5km]              end Section I
wE. melliodora           lExposed Rock


vE. pauciflora,Davesia

vE. pauciflora (sparse)



vE. pauciflora

vE. pauciflora (sparse)
Poa,Phalaris paradoxa, vE. rubida


vAcacia dealbata

vHawthorne


vE. pauciflora , vE. rubida
vE. rubida , vHawthorne
u
Phalaris                              lBoggy
[finish odometer 7.9km]             start Section K



Roadside Survey: Section K


Date surveyed: 10/12/94
Start Point: end Section J
Direction: Hoskinstown
Distance: 800m

Cover summary: Left

Width of vegetated roadside:  6-10m
Trees:                  0%
Tall shrubs:          0%
Heath shrubs:      0%
Native grasses:   0-80%
Bare soil:             <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             absent
Saplings:               absent
Introduced
Grasses:                >80%
Shrubs and Trees: >80%

Cover summary: Right

Width of vegetated roadside:  6-10m
Trees:                  0%
Tall shrubs:          0%
Heath shrubs:      0%
Native grasses:   0-80%
Bare soil:             <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             absent
Saplings:               absent
Introduced
Grasses:                >80%
Shrubs and Trees: >80%

[start odometer 7.9km]  end Section J
vHawthorn (seedlings)


Oats,Rye,Mustard,Phalaris


Oats,Dock

vHawthorne
Phalaris paradoxa

                                       l”L” corner
vPoplars

vPoplars
vHawthorne

vPoplars
vElm

vPoplars


vPoplars
Poa

vHawthorne


vElm
vElm

Phalaris paradoxa,Salsify
vE. mannifera, vAcacia melanoxylon

vHawthorne








Dock, vPoplars


Oats,Lolium rigidum
[finish odometer 8.7km]             start Section L


Roadside Survey: Section L

Date surveyed: 10/12/94
Start Point: end Section K
Direction: Hoskinstown
Distance: 1900m

Cover summary: Left

Width of vegetated roadside:  1-5m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:   <20%
Bare soil:             <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             common
Saplings:               common
Introduced
Grasses:                >80%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

Cover summary: Right

Width of vegetated roadside:  1-5m
Trees:                  <20%
Tall shrubs:          <20%
Heath shrubs:      <20%
Native grasses:   <20%
Bare soil:             <20%
Regeneration
Seedlings:             common
Saplings:               common
Introduced
Grasses:                >80%
Shrubs and Trees: <20%

[start odometer 8.7km]  end Section K


vPoplars





vE. stellulata , vE. pauciflora



vHawthorne

vE. pauciflora








vE. pauciflora ,Davieson











vE. pauciflora
vWillow

vAcacia dealbata ,Davieson
vE. stellulata





























wE. melliodora







vAcacia dealbata





vE. melliodora , vEucalyptus bridgesiana



vAcacia dealbata







vPoplars


vAcacia dealbata
vAcacia dealbata







vAcacia dealbata ,Hawthorne



wE. melliodora


[finish odometer 10.6km]                       Hoskingstown










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