Bushwalking Tracks & Conservation

Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation (BTAC) is a standing committee of Bushwalking Victoria that concentrates on tracks and trails strategy – i.e. looking at opportunities for new or upgraded tracks and trails, articulating a vision that bushwalkers want for the future and undertaking fieldwork in Victoria's national and state parks.

BTAC also engages with land managers so that Bushwalking Victoria can influence planning as it affects bushwalkers more effectively and at an earlier stage.

Below is a program of activities planned for the remainder of 2018:


2018 

Proposed Dates

Park

Project

31 Aug - 2 September 2018

Briagalong State Forest

Track No 96

13 - 16 September 2018

Great Otway National Park

Lorne Area

29 - 30 September 2018

Croajingolong

Sandpatch wilderness area

6 - 7 October 2018

Lake Eildon

Spur Track area

3 - 6 Nov 2018  Cup Weekend

Errinundara

Bendoc area

24 - 25 November 2018

Cathedral Range

Nth-Sth Cathedral Circuit

1 - 2 December 2018

Alpine National Park

Howqua area

For anyone interested in participating in any of the above track clearing events, please contact  David Miller, BTAC’s Projects Coordinator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation Volunteers do hands-on work on tracks and conservation projects that have been approved by Parks Victoria (in Victorian national parks) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (in Victorian state parks). Work may include clearing vegetation, constructing or repairing steps or rails, fixing netting on boardwalks, installing or replacing signs, clearing water bars, removing noxious weeds or any other work that Parks Victoria or DELWP would like Bushwalking Victoria to help with.

Further Information

Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation Field Officers are appointed by BTAC and are responsible for a designated geographic area. They liaise and network with local bushwalking clubs and land managers and report monthly to BTAC. They are frequent visitors to their area and build strong relationships with land managers. Their task is to identify issues, recommend possible courses of action, research and investigate issues as requested.

Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation Club Contacts act as a point of contact to receive information about projects and to advise BTAC of track/conservation issues and activities that concern their clubs. The club contact person should have or develop a close relationship with the local Parks ranger, Friends Group or Advisory Group which may have a common interest.

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