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Mount Lofty

 

a mountain range in South Australia, east of the Gulf of St. Vincent. Elevation, to 934 m. The range is composed of gneisses, shales, and limestones. The southern section is covered with hard-leaved eucalyptus forests, the northern section with scrublands. The port of Adelaide is located at the foot of the southwestern slopes.

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Para Wirra covers 1512 hectares of bushland at One Tree Hill, making it one of the largest blocks of remnant native vegetation in the Mount Lofty Ranges, he said.
The state fire service said properties were still at risk after nearly 13,000 hectares of scrub and farmland were razed in the Mount Lofty Ranges, east of Adelaide, over the weekend.
To view the photo gallery, click here The state fire service said properties were still at risk after nearly 13,000 hectares (32,124 acres) of scrub and farmland were razed in the Mount Lofty Ranges, east of Adelaide, over the weekend.
Extreme fire danger warnings are in place in over some parts of the Eyre peninsula, Yorke peninsula, Mount Lofty ranges, Murraylands, Adelaide metropolitan, Riverland regions and Kangaroo Island.
The competition closes August 15, 2008 Prizes Include: -- First place winners (one from each region): -- A trip for two to the Jurlique farms in South Australia (January '09) to participate in an authentic harvesting experience, including airfare -- Accommodations at Mount Lofty House, in the Adelaide Hills wine region -- Tour of Jurlique's Mylor and Ngeringa farms, including a history on the brand and their biodynamic farming practices Jurlique treatments at Holdfast Shores Day Spa -- Second place winners: (two from each region) -- $1,000 worth of product, including the new Biodynamic Beauty collection -- Third place winners: (25 from each region) -- $50 online gift certificates
uk), trek in the Mount Lofty Range, laze on the beach or sail the Torrens River.
THE story of land clearing and subsequeat bird declines in the Mount Lofty Ranges of South Australia offers a salutary tale to other regions, according to Professor Hugh Possingham of the University of Queensland.
McLaren Vale, the region from where fruit for both Oomoo wines is sourced, lies between the Gulf St Vincent and the Mount Lofty ranges and is the heart of the picturesque Southern Vales wine region.
5 million to achieve its commitment of establishing the Mount Lofty Ranges as an international mountain biking destination.
The state's Country Fire Service said the intense fire, which broke out Friday at Sampson Flat in the Mount Lofty Ranges east of Adelaide, was continuing to burn in all directions, threatening lives.
After a decade of research, Fitzpatrick and his CSIRO colleagues -- through the CRC for Soil and Land Management -- have developed manuals for identifying and managing saline and acid sulfate soils in the Dundas Tablelands and Adelaide's Mount Lofty Ranges.
In a major coup for Mount Lofty Ranges, US-based trail design guru Joey Klein is in Adelaide, sharing his expertise to contribute to its mountain bike trail design.