TREND incorporates bushland condition monitoring sites in the eastern Mount Lofty Ranges
TREND's Terrestrial Ecosystems transect has been bolstered by the addition of 23 bushland condition monitoring sites, taking the network to a total of 150 long-term plots. The new sites were established in 2006–7 as part of the Australian Government-funded BushBids – Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges program, for which sites were assessed against benchmarks as part of an auction for biodiversity stewardship (O'Connor et al. 2008). The initial assessment involved the Bushland Condition Monitoring method (Croft et al.