EXPEDITION IKARA

This year’s SEG expedition will be to Ikara - Flinders Ranges National Park between 16 and 27 th September 2018.

Ikara - Flinders Ranges National Park is the traditional home of the Adnyamathamha people who co-manage the area with the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

The park comprises approximately 95,000 hectares. It includes the Heysen Range, Brachina and Bunyeroo gorges and the amphitheatre of mountains that is Wilpena Pound.

It is at the core of "Operation Bounceback”, a landscape scale ecological restoration program. Recently this has involved reintroducing Quolls and Brush-tailed Possums to areas where they had disappeared. This was only possible after over twenty years of controlling feral cats and foxes. Reduction of these introduced predators has also seen the return of good numbers of Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies.

If you want to get a rough visual location of the area, a parks brochure with including a map can be found here
 

The expedition will undertake a combination of: (1) revisiting long-established sites to monitor animal and plant responses to environmental change brought about by the Bounceback program, and (2) establishing new survey sites in poorly understood areas of the park.

Accommodation will be in the Shearer’s Quarters at Oraparinna Homestead, the Headquarters of the park or camping.

Costs : $500 and $350 for students.

To register your interest please phone Trent Porter on 8278 9078 (at home) or email trentasaurus@bigpond.com.

A limited number of student concessions will be available.
 
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