South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.


72. Nature conservation:

Increase participation in nature conservation activities by 25% by 2015

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

In 2016-17, the number of volunteer days spent on nature conservation and land management projects on park was 9,960, compared to 10,643 in 2015-16 financial year.

In 2010-11 (baseline year), 22,101 volunteer days were recorded.

Volunteer activities cover a wide range of activities in parks, including soil and land management and re-vegetation, native animal and plant surveys, fire management, trail maintenance, weed and pest control, public education and heritage site restoration. 

The decrease in volunteer days reported since the baseline year has most likely come about as a result of more streamlined and accurate data collection methods coupled with an ageing workforce of volunteers leading to a decline in volunteer activities. 

Lead Agency

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources