Verran Tanks Conservation Park

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Verran Tanks Conservation Park
South Australia
Verran Tanks Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Verran Tanks Conservation Park
Verran Tanks Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Verran.
Coordinates 33°50′07″S 136°13′52″E / 33.8354°S 136.2311°E / -33.8354; 136.2311Coordinates: 33°50′07″S 136°13′52″E / 33.8354°S 136.2311°E / -33.8354; 136.2311
Established 28 July 1983 (1983-07-28)[1]
Area 1.19 km2 (0.5 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Footnotes Coordinates[2]
Nearest town[3]
Managing authority[1]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Verran Tanks Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia, located on the Eyre Peninsula in the gazetted locality of Verran about 105 kilometres (65 mi) north of Port Lincoln and about 55 kilometres (34 mi) south-east of Lock.[4][3].

It was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in 1983 to “conserve remnant vegetation” on land all in Section 71 of the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Verran and which was previously gazetted as a water reserve. The proclamation excluded “access under state mining legislation.”[4] Its name is derived from a water storage facility known as the “Verran Tank.”[3]

As of 2007, the Verran Tanks Conservation Park was reported as being “dominated by mallee and shrubland” and included the following plant associations and species of conservation concern. A “mallee community” dominated by Eucalyptus peninsularis considered to be “a state endangered ecosystem” was present in the conservation park. Four species which were described as being “state rare species” have also been recorded in the conservation park: six-nerve spine-bush (Acacia hexaneura), Levenhookia stipitata, the rasp daisy-bush (Olearia picridifolia) and the tawny leek-orchid (Prasophyllum constrictum).[4]

As of 2007, there was no access for visitors into the interior of the conservation park, nor were there plans to create such access.[4]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[2]

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  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Search result(s) for Verran Tanks Conservation Park (Record No. SA0013123) with the following layers being selected - "Parcel labels", "Suburbs and Localities", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d South Australia. Department for Environment and Heritage (2007), Mallee parks of the central Eyre Peninsula: management plan (PDF), Dept. for Environment and Heritage, pp. 3, 11– 15 and 23, ISBN 978-1-921238-81-9 

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