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Gunbower Forest monitoring reports

Monitoring reports from Gunbower Forest, one of The Living Murray icon sites. Read more about significant environmental areas on the River Murray.

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2017 - 18 reports
Gunbower Forest paleoecological history intervention monitoring 2017-18

This project analyses microfossil remains from sediment cores extracted from key Gunbower wetlands to reconstruct local and regional water quality, vegetation and fire history.

Gunbower Forest carbon exchange intervention monitoring 2017-18

This project outlines a program to monitor how carbon (energy) and nutrients from Gunbower Forest influences productivity in Gunbower Creek with an emphasis on maintaining and improving native fish populations.

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2016 - 17 reports
Gunbower Forest stand condition assessments 2016-17

This report presents the condition of River Red Gum and Black Box stands in Gunbower Forest. Data from previous years is used to assess change in stand condition attributes over time.

Gunbower Forest tree assessments 2016-17

This report studies tree health in River Red Gum Forests and Black Box Woodlands at Gunbower Forest using survey results collected since 2005.

Gunbower annual fish condition monitoring 2016-17

This study reports upon progress toward achievement of ecological objectives set for native fish at Gunbower Island and Gunbower Forest and compares 2017 results to those of previous years.

Woodland bird condition monitoring across Gunbower-Koondrook-Perricoota Forests 2016-17

The autumn 2017 surveys identified a total of 36 woodland bird species across the Gunbower-Koondrook-Perricoota Icon Site.

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2015 - 16 reports
Gunbower Forest wetland exclusion study 2015-16

This report investigates the impact of carp and waterbirds on aquatic plant condition in spring 2015 and summer 2016. Exclusion zones were constructed to determine if excluding carp and waterbirds out of plots would improve aquatic plant species richness and cover.

Gunbower annual fish condition monitoring 2015-16

This report presents data from a 2016 fish survey undertaken in rivers, creeks, lagoons and wetlands at Gunbower Forest.

Gunbower wetland and understorey intervention monitoring 2015-16

This report presents an assessment of vegetation health at Gunbower Forest wetlands in spring and summer 2015-16 after environmental watering.

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2014 - 15 Reports
Gunbower annual fish condition monitoring 2014-15

This report presents data from a 2015 fish survey undertaken in Gunbower Forest.

Gunbower Forest wetland understorey surveys 2014-15

This report from Autumn 2014 builds on 9 years of wetland and understorey monitoring data in Gunbower Forest, and describes species richness, the state of tree health and the composition of plant communities.

Gunbower Forest stand condition assessments 2014-15

The reports assess the health of river red gum and black box forest stands.

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2013 - 14 reports
Gunbower stand condition report

The reports assess the health of river red gum and black box forest and woodland at Gunbower Forest.

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2012 - 13 reports
Monitoring and assessment of Gunbower and Thompson’s weir fishways

The aim of this project was to collect technical and biological information concerning migratory fish in Gunbower Creek to determine if the fishways enable upstream and downstream passage of the full range of target fish species and size classes.

Updated: 17 Sep 2019  •   Independent reports