Collier Range National Park


Collier Range National Park
Collier Range National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Map showing the location of Collier Range National Park
Map showing the location of Collier Range National Park
Location Pilbara, Western Australia
Nearest city Newman
Coordinates 24°37′25″S 119°16′19″E / 24.62361°S 119.27194°E / -24.62361; 119.27194Coordinates: 24°37′25″S 119°16′19″E / 24.62361°S 119.27194°E / -24.62361; 119.27194
Area 235,162 hectares (581,098 acres)[1]
Established 1978
Governing body Department of Environment and Conservation

Collier Range National Park is a national park in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 878 km (546 mi) northeast of Perth.

The nearest major town to the park is Newman located about 166 km (103 mi) north near Kumarina.[2] The park is one of many in the Pilbara and was established in 1978. [3]

The ranges vary from low hills to high ridges with many cliffs. The vegetation found in the area is mostly spinifex and mulga with creeklines being surrounded by eucalypts. Mulga scrub and mulla mulla are found in dense scrubland in the northeastern plains with spinifex and sand dunes being found in the western end.[4]

The park is the home of the rare Pilbara Pebble-Mound Mouse Pseudomys chapmani which is also found in the Millstream-Chichester National Park and the Karlamilyi National Park.[5]

The mulgara habitat is a refuge for the critical weight range mammals such as Macrotis lagotis, Dasycercus crassicaudata and Dasyurids.

The standard of management in the park is poor and is only visited occasionally by Department of Environment and Conservation staff from Karratha. The park is baited for wild dogs but suffers damage from feral donkeys and wandering cattle. No fire management is in practice and weed probems are unknown.[6]

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