Marne Valley Conservation Park

Where is it?: The park is located 30km north of Mannum and 10km south east of Sedan, on the southern side of Laucke Road. It is bisected by the Marne River.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Property summary: Total area 94 hectares – Hundred of Angas,  Section 4.

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin

History: The park was proclaimed on 11 March 1976.

Habitat: The major vegetation association in the Park is a River Red Gum open forest, with an understorey dominated by introduced species. This community extends from beside the watercourses, across the low-lying portions of the park. The other vegetation communities present in the park are tall open woodlands dominated by Mallee Box (E. porosa), and Narrow-leaved Mallee (E. foecunda) and Mallee Box and White Mallee (E. dumosa).

In the south western comer, along the eastern central boundary, and along the northern boundary the native vegetation has been largely cleared. The cleared areas are low open shrublands dominated by various exotic grasses and ephemerals and Small-leaved Bluebush (Maireana brevifolia), Climbing Twinleaf (Zygophyllum eremaeum), Bassia (Sclerolaena uniflora), Balcarra Grass (Austrostipa nitida), and Bladder Saltbush (Atriplex vesicaria).

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 68 (non-passerines 32, passerines 36)

Common Species: Galah, Adelaide Rosella, Mallee Ringneck, Brown Treecreeper, Noisy Miner, White-plumed Honeyeater, Striated Pardalote

Less Common Species: Common Bronzewing, Purple-backed Fairywren (Variegated Fairywren), Red-capped Robin, Magpielark,