Biodiversity monitoring

The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board has a statutory responsibility to monitor, evaluate, audit and report on the state and condition of the region’s natural resources, coasts and seas.

In response, a long-term terrestrial biodiversity monitoring program (BMP) has been established for Eyre Peninsula to better understand the condition of native flora and fauna and enable effective investment into and management of natural resources across the region.

The monitoring program consists of one core component:

  • Bushland Condition Monitoring (BCM) – assesses the condition and diversity of the region’s different vegetation communities.

Approximately 300 monitoring sites have been selected and identified as being important to the region as they either have specific flora and/or fauna, i.e. threatened species, or are representative of one of our more important habitats or vegetation communities.

These sites are surveyed every 10 years. Read about sites near Edillilie and Elliston that were re-surveyed in 2020 and showed positive changes.

Biodiversity monitoring
Landscape Board staff surveying a lower Eyre Peninsula site.

More information

Planning and Assessment Officer

86 Tasman Tce, Port Lincoln

8688 3200