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BTAC - Volunteers Needed

Wilsons Prom - 21 to 25 April.  Read more... 

Extended Navigation Training

A day of practical navigation to enhance your skills. Read more ...

Grampians Peak Trail

Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway.
Parks Victoria is working with hikers to plan the most scenic walks through the area. Watch this video

Deer Hunting on Snake Island

The Victorian Government announced recently that it would allow a trial to hunt hog deer on the island for a two year period. Bushwalking Victoria has a number of concerns reagrding this proposal. Read more ...
 
Replacement of Toilet Block - Ritchie's Hut
 
Parks Victoria are currently in the process of replacing the existing toilet at Ritchie's hut.

The works are scheduled between February and April 2017.

There may be no toilet available for use between this period as the old toilet will be decommissioned. Please ensure you walk at least 100 metres from the river or any water way, dig a hole and bury your waste and toilet paper very carefully.

If you have any queries, please contact Parks Victoria, Mansfield on 13 1963.

Member Discounts

Make the most of your membership discounts!

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Leadbeater's Possum Draft Recovery Plan 2016

At the Threatened Species Summit on 16 July 2015, the Federal Minister for the Environment committed to releasing an action plan for the Leadbeater's Possum, after earlier in the year uplisting the possum from Endangered to the Critically Endangered category of the EPBC Act threatened species list.

 

A draft Action Plan was released on Friday 19 February. This plan replaces the plan published in 1997.

 

The plan is open for THREE MONTHS for comment.

Read more: Leadbeater's Possum Draft Recovery Plan 2016
 

Point Nepean National Park Master Plan Renewal - Update

Parks Victoria thanks everyone who attended the Community Information Days on 5 and 6 February at Point Nepean National Park or emailed the project team with comments, queries and suggestions regarding the Master Plan renewal.


As part of Phase 1 for the project, Parks Victoria reminds interested persons that submissions, surveys and responses should be submitted by Friday 4 March 2016. This will allow time to consider all feedback to help inform the draft master plan, which will be available for community review and comment mid-2016.


For further information on the project and how to have your say, please refer to the project webpage: www.parks.vic.gov.au/pointnepeanplan.

 

See also page 11 of the February edition of Bushwalking News Victoria.

 

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Deadline for the April 2015 edition: Monday 14 March 2016.

 

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Regent Honeyeater Project Nest Box Weekends 2016

Bushwalking Victoria supports the Regent Honeyeater Project.

 

19-20 March 9-10 April 14-17 May

 

The nest box program has been in operation for over 14 years. 381 boxes are in place, with Squirrel Gliders and Sugar Gliders nesting in about two-thirds of them. An increasing number of boxes contain the Stringybark nests of the rare Brush-tailed Phascogale.

 

If you don't know what the Regent Honeyeater Project is about and to see what nestboxing is all about view the video on http://regenthoneyeater.org.au/index.php

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Read more: Regent Honeyeater Project Nest Box Weekends 2016