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Flinders-Olary

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Flinders-Olary NatureLink

The Flinders-Olary NatureLinks encompasses the mountainous Flinders, Gammon and Olary Ranges and interlinking plains country, covering in total around 6% of the state.


Environment

The region is an iconic landscape recognised for its rugged mountains and abundant wildlife, and world-renowned for its geological history, impressive fossil remains and rich Aboriginal history and culture. The unique topography and climate of the region creates a wide variety of habitats. The area is a transition zone between arid, semi arid and temperate habitats, which has given rise to a diverse and unique mix of arid and temperate species.


Land Use

The natural features of the Flinders-Olary region have been host to Aboriginal communities for tens of thousands of years. Today the region supports a diverse community of pastoralists, agriculturalists, miners, conservationists, tourism operators and supporting businesses. Pastoral and agricultural production continues to be the main land use across the Flinders-Olary region, though there is also an increasing mining presence.

There are several National Parks and other conservation reserves across the Flinders-Olary region, including the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges, Flinders Ranges and Mount Remarkable parks. Private landholders and non-government organisations also manage land for conservation across the area, with many of the properties adjoining public protected areas.

Much of the landscape within the Flinders-Olary region has experienced loss of habitat, reducing the ability of native plants and animals to move, breed and evolve to suit new conditions, including a warmer, dryer future. The region is extensively affected by feral animal species and weeds, grazing, historical land clearance and inappropriate fire regimes.

Corridor Region

Flinders-Olary

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Arid lands

Cape Borda to Barossa

East meets West

River Murray-South East

Trans-Australia Eco-link

Downloads

Info Brief (147kb pdf)

Flinders-Olary NatureLink Plan (2.68mb pdf)

Key Links

Natural Resources - Northern and Yorke

Natural Resources - SA Arid Lands

To find out more

Louise Gavin
Flinders-Olary NatureLink Coordinator
T: 08 8648 5376
E: louise.gavin@sa.gov.au
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
9 Mackay St, Port Augusta
SA 5700

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