There are a number of plans, strategies and policies in place to help us manage South Australia’s parks and reserves, including boosting visitor numbers and raising awareness of the physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors.
Read more below about what guides the management of our parks and reserves.
Nature like nowhere else
Nature like nowhere else is a strategy and an action plan designed to transform the state’s nature-based tourism sector by triggering opportunities for industry growth. Read more about the Nature-based tourism plan for South Australia.
Healthy Parks Healthy People South Australia 2016-2021
Healthy Parks Healthy People South Australia is a nature-based approach to population health. It aims to ensure all South Australians are connected to nature and recognise it as an integral component to their health and wellbeing. Healthy Parks Healthy People is supported by a Public Health Partner Authority Agreement between DEWNR and the Department for Health and Ageing.
People and Parks
The People and Parks Strategy has been developed to guide how people visit, use and enjoy South Australia’s national parks, marine parks and reserves.
Strong People, Strong Country: Co-managing Parks in South Australia
The Strong People, Strong Country tells the story of co-management in South Australia through the voices of the Aboriginal traditional owners involved and the DEWNR staff who work alongside them. Find out more about the co-management of the state's national parks.
Fossil Action Plan
The First Animal Life on Earth: An Action Plan for South Australia’s Ediacaran Fossils is a framework to guide the protection of South Australia’s unique Ediacaran fossil heritage.
Conserving Nature 2012-2020
The Conserving Nature strategy guides targeted additions to the protected area system to improve the long-term sustainability of South Australia’s environment. Conserving Nature is available in two parts - Sections 1-4 and Section 5.
Linking Adelaide with Nature
The Linking Adelaide with Nature Strategy sets out a vision for people to enjoy the 29 parks and reserves in Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills through a sustainable and more appealing trails network.
View the complete list of South Australia's parks and reserves and park management plans.
Find out what plans, strategies and policies are being prepared for South Australia's parks and reserves.