Crees Road Nature Conservation Reserve

Reserve Name: Crees Road Nature Conservation Reserve

Area: 3.3 ha

Location: Shire of York

Access:  Crees Rd is closed. Access with permission from adjacent landholders.

Custodian: River Conservation Society Inc.

Vegetation Assemblages: Medium woodland of York Gum

Waterways: Mortlock River South

Soil types: Red and grey deep sandy and loamy duplex.

History: Crees Rd reserve was straddles the South Mortlock River at a point where it divides into two channels. The reserve is quite waterlogged and thought to have been the site of a fresh-brackish soak early in the 1900’s when the land was used for travelers and stock to rest.

The VOYRC completed the fencing of Crees Rd reserve and surrounding waterlogged paddocks and re-vegetated with native grasses, reeds, sedges and halophytes. Their vision was to create a large wildlife corridor that linked the Wallaby Hills to the Mortlock River. Therefore fencing and revegetation efforts focussed on linking Crees Rd reserve to the upstream SOY Reserve 838 and VOYRC reserve called Badjin Creek with intervening vacant crown land along the river.