Tucknott Scrub Conservation Park
|Tucknott Scrub Conservation Park|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
|Nearest town or city||Wanilla|
|Established||12 January 2006|
|Area||3.63 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
Tucknott Scrub Conservation Park is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia on the Eyre Peninsula in the gazetted locality of Whites Flat about 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) north-east of the town centre in Wanilla and about 30 kilometres (19 miles) north of the municipal seat of Port Lincoln.
The conservation park was proclaimed on 12 January 2006 under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in respect to crown land located in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Louth to “conserve remnant habitat for a number of threatened plants and animals of national significance.” It was proclaimed to permit “existing and future rights of access under the Mining Act 1971.” Its name is derived from “the Tucknott Family who owned the land.”
In 2007, the conservation park was described by its managing authority as follows:
Tucknott Scrub Conservation Park is an undulating area of gently sloping land and steeper hills covered with heath, wet heath and Sugar Gum (Eucalyptus cladocalyx) woodland. The park (sic) has two ephemeral creeks, which form part of the Tod catchment area of the Tod Reservoir. Tucknott Scrub Conservation Park is the largest remnant of Sugar Gum woodland in the Koppio Hills, and is important feeding habitat and potential breeding habitat for the state vulnerable and regionally threatened Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorynchus funereus ssp. xanthanotus).
- "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.
- "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Search result(s) for Wanilla Conservation Park (Record No. SA0040518) with the following layers being selected - "Parcel labels", "Suburbs and Localities", "Hundreds", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
- "Conservation Parks of Lower Eyre Peninsula Management Plan" (PDF). Department for Environment and Heritage. 2007. pp. 3–4. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "National Parks and Wildlife (Tucknott Scrub Conservation Park) Proclamation 2006" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 49. 12 January 2006. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
- "National Parks and Wildlife (Tucknott Scrub Conservation Park—Mining Rights) Proclamation 2006" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 46–48. 12 January 2006. Retrieved 8 January 2017.