Beyeria Conservation Park

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Beyeria Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Beyeria Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Beyeria Conservation Park
Beyeria Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Kingscote
Coordinates 35°47′18.96″S 137°35′43.79″E / 35.7886000°S 137.5954972°E / -35.7886000; 137.5954972Coordinates: 35°47′18.96″S 137°35′43.79″E / 35.7886000°S 137.5954972°E / -35.7886000; 137.5954972
Established 14 May 1987 (1987-05-14)[1]
Area 188 hectares (460 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Beyeria Conservation Park is a protected area in South Australia located on Kangaroo Island about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south of Kingscote on the northern edge of the MacGillivray Plain. It was proclaimed on 14 May 1987 following requests to the state government by conservation groups and botanists to prevent further land clearing for agriculture in the vicinity, as well as to protect populations of rare plant species. The name of the conservation park is taken from the generic name of one of the plants so protected – the Kangaroo Island Turpentine Bush (Beyeria subtecta).[2]

Description[edit]

The conservation park has an area of 188 hectares (460 acres). It has sandy loam lateritic soils over deep clay, with gilgais in the otherwise level plain. There is a small, seasonally-filled swamp in the south-eastern corner. The vegetation association is Eucalyptus cneorifolia woodland with Melaleuca uncinata, and Callistemon rugulosus in the swampy area. Apart from the turpentine bush, rare endemic plants in the reserve include Grevillea muricata, Olearia microdisca and Caladenia ovata.[2]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN IUCN Category IV protected area.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 16 July 2015)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Anon (1992). Beyeria and Lathami Conservation Parks Management Plan (PDF). Adelaide: Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia. ISBN 0-7308-2674-0. 
  3. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.