Calpatanna Waterhole Conservation Park

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Calpatanna Waterhole Conservation Park
South Australia
Calpatanna Waterhole Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Calpatanna Waterhole Conservation Park
Calpatanna Waterhole Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityStreaky Bay[2]
Coordinates32°59′39″S 134°20′32″E / 32.9943°S 134.3423°E / -32.9943; 134.3423Coordinates: 32°59′39″S 134°20′32″E / 32.9943°S 134.3423°E / -32.9943; 134.3423[1]
Established14 February 1974 (1974-02-14)[3]
Area36.44 km2 (14.1 sq mi)[3]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
WebsiteCalpatanna Waterhole Conservation Park
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Calpatanna Waterhole Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Eyre Peninsula in the gazetted localities of Calca, Mortana and Yanerbie about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south-east of the town centre in Streaky Bay.[2]

The conservation park was proclaimed on 14 February 1974 under the state’s National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in respect to land in sections 121, 122, 128, 129, 144, 179, 180 and 189 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Wrenfordsley. Land in sections 248 and 249 was added on 16 July 1985.[4][5] Its name is derived from the Calpatanna Waterhole which is located within its boundaries.[2] As of July 2016, the conservation park covered an area of 36.44 square kilometres (14.07 sq mi).[3]

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

Calpatanna Waterhole is a moderately large park preserving semi-arid scrub representative of the west coast region of South Australia. The park contains seasonal saline lagoons which enhance the diversity of the flora and fauna represented… The dominant feature of the park is an extensive area of saline lagoons, which fill with the winter rains. Found in association with these areas, Melaleuca halmaturorum tall shrubland forms a major vegetation type in the park. The principal vegetation association however is a mallee scrub of Eucalyptus diversifolia in association with E. socialis, E. gracilis, M. lanceolata and Exocarpus sp… Though it has had some grazing history the park is in good condition and generally representative of the vegetation of the region.

The conservation park is classified as 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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  1. ^ a b c "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Search results for 'Calpatanna Waterhole Conservation Park' with the following datasets selected – 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Hundreds', 'Roads' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australian. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 11 July 2016)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  4. ^ "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 1972: HUNDRED OF WRENFORDSLEY—CALPATANNA WATERHOLE CONSERVATION PARK CONSTITUTED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 475. 14 February 1974. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  5. ^ "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 1972: SECTIONS 248 AND 249: HUNDRED OF WRENFORDSLEY: ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES OF CALPATANNA WATERHOLE CONSERVATION PARK" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 92. 11 July 1985. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Calpatanna Waterhole Conservation Park, Culca Rd, Culca (sic), SA, Australia - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 6747)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 19 January 2019.

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