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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 stand condition assessments

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 assessment 2005 - 2017

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

Gunbower Island fish condition monitoring surveys

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

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2016 - 17 reports
Woodland bird monitoring within Gunbower-Koondrook-Perricoota

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

Carp exclustion study

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

Fish condition monitoring at Gunbower Forest

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

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2015 - 16 reports
Fish surveys in Gunbower Forest and Gunbower Creek

The report builds on ten years of monitoring data assessing native fish communities at Gunbower Forest and Gunbower Creek lagoons. The report describes the survey methods and reports on the community composition of fish and turtles. 

Wetland and understorey vegetation surveys at Gunbower Forest

Post-flood intervention monitoring of wetland and floodplain vegetation and carp exclusion pilot study in Gunbower Forest.

This report presents data from wetland and understorey vegetation surveys at Gunbower Forest. The report describes survey methods and reports on the observed richness and diversity of forest vegetation species. The study also describes a pilot carp exclusion study that assessed the impact of carp on aquatic vegetation and the effectiveness of carp exclusion fences.

Wetland vegetation intervention monitoring at Gunbower Forest

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

Fish condition monitoring at Gunbower Forest

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

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2014 - 15 Reports
Gunbower Forest sentinel wetland and understorey survey

This report from Autumn 2014 builds on 9 years of wetland and understorey monitoring data in Gunbower Forest.

The report describes species richness, the state of tree health and the composition of plant communities. The 2014 results are compared with results from previous years to track changes in richness or condition over time.

Stand condition assessment of forests and woodlands reports at Gunbower Forest

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

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2013 - 14 reports
Gunbower stand condition reprot

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.

Published: 13 Feb 2018  •   Independent reports