Greenmount National Park

Greenmount National Park

Greenmount National Park is in the locality of Greenmount Western Australia (Australia), 22 km east of Perth.

It is one of the smaller National Parks along the Darling Scarp and is a component of the Darling Range National Park.Due to its proximity to John Forrest National Park and relationship to subsequent reserves to the south it is a vital scarp wildlife corridor.

As a feature adjacent to the Helena River Valley it has significance in aboriginal folklore, and also featured very early on in early European settler's diaries.

In the early 2000's significant bushfire damage occurred on the southern slopes of this park.

The western and northern slopes, visible from Great Eastern Highway have extensive 'watsonia' infestations.

In late 2005 the Government Authority in charge of the national park was taking steps to prevent vehicular access along the top of the ridge to the lookout due to non stop vandalism and issues with residents adjacent to the park.

Fact sheet

*"Area:" 0.58 km²
*"Coordinates": coord|31|54|23|S|116|03|36|E|type:landmark_region:AU
*"Date of establishment:" 1959
*"Managing authorities:" Department of Conservation and Land Management
*"IUCN category:" II

ee also

* Protected areas of Western Australia

Further reading

* Western Australia. Dept. of Conservation and Land Management. "A recreational development plan for-- Kalamunda National Park, Lesmurdie Falls National Park, Gooseberry Hill National Park, Greenmount National Park" Como, W.A.: Conservation and Land Management, 1989.

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