Scott Creek Conservation Park and Mount Bold Reservoir Reserve form an important patch of native vegetation in the Mount Lofty Ranges representing one of the largest areas of remnant vegetation in a highly fragmented landscape, providing important habitat for a range of threatened species. The January 2021 Cherry Gardens bushfire burnt 60% of mapped heathy habitats in the Mt Bold – Scott Creek remnant vegetation complex, which is a critical landscape for a range of priority threatened fauna associated with these habitats. Heathy vegetation forms important habitat for threatened species like the Southern Brown Bandicoot and Chestnut-rumped Heathwren. This data will be collected over three annual surveys to help us to understand survivor and recolonising populations for a range of priority threatened fauna associated with these habitats and inform future management for species of concern.
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