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Welcome!

Our members are from all walks of life, with a fairly high proportion of folk who have retired and live near the park. Details of our meetings and working bees can be found in our always interesting bi-monthly newsletter"Bandicoot Tails"

Where is Scott Creek Conservation Park?

The Park is situated 28 kilometers from Adelaide. The park has many fire tracks which double as excellent walking trails and the ridge tracks give superb views of steep heavily wooded slopes and gullies. The many seasonal creeks give rise to an enormous variety of native fauna species.

The fire tracks are clearly sign posted and will take you though some interesting and varied country including open woodland; grassland; historic ruins; there are several mines; and walks beside the beautiful Scott Creek itself. We have included some maps to give you an idea of the park's tracks and access points.

However, the park has no facilities, so it's best to bring water with you. Wear walking boots and a good hat. Some of the walks are steep, but there are also easy ones too.

Dogs, bicycles, horses and camping aren't permitted in the park., though you'll often find them in there, despite this.

The Almanda Project

This project will restore native habitat along 8 headwater creeks of the Scott Creek sub-catchment and reduce threats to 4 EPBC listed species and 26 AMLR threatened species.

We will strategically remove large infestations of serious environmental weeds such as Blackberry, Tree heath, (Erica spp), and Willow to facilitate natural regeneration. Targeted tube-stock revegetation will improve and expand native habitat in this regionally important reserve in the Mount Lofty Ranges, a national biodiversity 'hot-spot'.

We will track the effectiveness of implemented project actions with appropriate monitoring techniques, adapt management to observed ecosystem responses, and engage the local community, landholders, and schools in the project.

The complete project outline can be found here.

Donations to this worth while project can be made here.

The Friends of Scott Creek gratefully acknowledge sponsorship and support of the Almanda Project by the following businesses

Posted 10/9/2014