Mark Oliphant Conservation
Park contains a large area of bushland in the Adelaide Hills. The Park
is about 190 hectares. Entrance to the park is from Scott Creek Road,
between Heathfield and Scott Creek.
The Park is home
to the rare southern brown bandicoot and yellow-footed antechinus. The
forest canopy is mostly messmate stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) and
brown stringybark (E. baxteri). The understory is diverse, but severe
bushfires in 1980 and 1995 have affected the flora. Weeds are the main
threat to the Park's flora diversity.
We have a map of
the park available here.
Quality printed copies of the map are available from Shirley
Benlow for just $5. If you would like a copy, contact Shirley.
The Friends of
the Mark Oliphant Conservation Park work with the Dept of Environment
and Natural Resources (DENR) and undertake some weed control and raise
seedlings. The Friends have also been successful in a couple of grant
The Friends are
well supported by Liaison Rangers from the Dept of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR) and do good work in the Park, but we would like more
members. For more information about the Friends of Mark Oliphant Conservation
Park and its activities, contact Shirley
Return to the Friends of Stirling
Linear Park web site