Brookfield Conservation Park is located 130km north east of Adelaide in the Murray Mallee. It is rich in wildlife and includes the South Australian faunal emblem and locally vulnerable Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons), the Fat-tailed Dunnart, Red & Grey Kangaroos and Emus. These share the Park with prolific bird life including the nationally vulnerable Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata), Ground Cuckoo Shrikes and Australian Owlet Nightjars.
Once a sheep station, a Wombat Reserve owned by the Chicago Zoological Society, a State managed Conservation Park and now managed on behalf of the SA Government by the NGO Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA).
The Friends of Brookfield were formed more than 25 years ago, when the last Ranger residing at the Park left, to ensure the Park was looked after. Over the years, the Friends have achieved much. They have restored the original Shearing Shed, created the informative Three Habitat Walk and have recently established an exclosure for both the collection of data on native seed and for future seed collection and distribution.
The Friends have regular opportunities to assist the local and international researchers that stay at the Park throughout the year. They are also one of the few groups that have maintained long term data collection on the health of the Park through managing Photo Points across the Park.
They have ‘irregular’ working bees throughout the year, meaning they get together when activities are required for ongoing and new projects
Secretary: Steph Williams
PO Box 60 Magill SA 5072