Volunteers (pictured with ForestrySA staff) from NOSSA and other friends groups have been assisting ForestrySA with the monitoring and weeding of a slashed firebreak at Kuipto.
The firebreak has been periodically slashed for over 20 years resulting in a unique assemblage of flora adjacent to a native forest reserve. While the perennial shrubby vegetation is revocering there is limited protection for more delicate species like orchids so the site is currently closed for public access.
Pedestrian access will be allowed again after summer but horse access will be permanently restricted with the recent installation of fencing and locked gates.
Orchids pictured are a sample of the different orchid species found at the Kuipto site.