Mount Shaugh Conservation Park

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Mount Shaugh Conservation Park
South Australia
Mount Shaugh Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Mount Shaugh Conservation Park
Mount Shaugh Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityBordertown[2]
Coordinates35°50′03″S 140°55′05″E / 35.83422°S 140.91795°E / -35.83422; 140.91795[1]
Established25 November 1971 (1971-11-25)[3]
Abolished27 May 2004[4]
Area34.74 km2 (13.4 sq mi)[5] : ii 
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Heritage (2004)[5]: i 
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Mount Shaugh Conservation Park (formerly Mount Shaugh National Park) was a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the state's south-east in the locality of Ngarkat at the border with the state of Victoria about 235 kilometres (146 mi) south-east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of the town of Bordertown.[2][6]

The conservation park consisted of land in section 5 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Shaugh located in the south-east corner of the locality of Ngarkat.[2][5]: 57  The land first received protected area status as the Mount Shaugh National Park proclaimed on 25 November 1971 under the National Parks Act 1966.[3] On 27 April 1972, the national park was reconstituted as the Mount Shaugh Conservation Park under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.[7] The establishment of both it and the Scorpion Springs Conservation Park were planned “concurrently with the development of adjacent areas for farming in the late 1960s” in order “to conserve the mallee heath habitat of the 90 Mile Desert”.[5]: 6 

Its name was derived from Mount Shaugh, a hill with a height of 182 metres (597 ft) and which was located within the conservation park's boundaries.[2][8]

On 27 May 2004, the conservation park and the nearby Mount Rescue and Scorpion Springs Conservation Parks were abolished and their land holdings were added to that of the adjoining Ngarkat Conservation Park.[4] As of February 2004, the conservation park covered an area of 34.74 square kilometres (13.41 sq mi).[5]: ii 

In 1980, the conservation park was described as follows:[6]

Mount Shaugh Conservation Park is situated on an undulating sandy plain which features large irregularly shaped dunes of white-yellow sand. The principal vegetation associations are Eucalyptus incrassata / E. foecunda mallee scrub, Xanthorrhoea australis / Banksia ornata / Casuarina paludosa open heath or a blend of the two. E. baxteri low woodland over a heath understorey is commonly found on the lee side of the larger dunes…

An area of mallee / heath vegetation preserving habitat containing a wide diversity of flora and fauna. The significance of Mount Shaugh has increased with the dedication of the large adjacent Ngarkat Conservation Park. Mount Shaugh is now one of four South Australian parks which jointly form a large wilderness area continuous with a similar area in Victoria…

This park is in a minimally disturbed condition and is inaccessible to conventional vehicles. The dedication of a huge adjacent wilderness area as Ngarkat Conservation Park adds immensely to the integrity of Mount Shaugh Conservation Park.

The conservation park was classified in 2002 as being an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[1] In 1980, it was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "CAPAD 2002 South Australia summary (terrestrial) (refer 'SA Reserve List' tab )". Australian government. 2002. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Search results for 'Mount Shaugh Conservation Park' with the following datasets selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Hundreds', 'Roads' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b Shard, A. J. (25 November 1971). "NATIONAL PARKS ACT, 1966: DECLARATION OF NATIONAL PARK" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 2164. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "National Parks and Wildlife (Ngarkat, Mount Rescue, Mount Shaugh and Scorpion Springs Conservation Parks) Proclamation 2004". The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 27 May 2004. p. 1394. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e Ngarkat Complex of Conservation Parks Management Plan (PDF). Adelaide: Department for Environment and Heritage. 2004. pp. i, ii, 6 & 54. ISBN 0 75901076 5. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Mount Shaugh Conservation Park - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 8126)". Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  7. ^ "No. 56 of 1972 (National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972)". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 660 & 703. 27 April 1972. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Search results for 'Mount Shaugh' with the following datasets selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Hundreds' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 16 July 2018.