Bushwalking Tracks & Conservation
Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation (BTAC) is a standing committee of Bushwalking Victoria that concentrates on tracks and trails strategy, exploring 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 actively engages with land managers to enable Bushwalking Victoria to influence planning and the potential impact on bushwalkers at an early stage in the planning process.
BTAC 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, building or repairing boardwalks, installing or replacing signs, clearing water drainage bars, identifying and removing noxious weeds or any other work that Parks Victoria or DELWP would like BTAC to help with. Our preference is to volunteer in the more remote and difficult to reach areas where there is often no local pool of volunteers for the land managers to draw upon.
Assisting the BTAC Committee in collecting information about the condition of walking tracks throughout the state is a network of Field Officers. Field Officers are responsible for a designated geographic area. They liaise and network with local bushwalking clubs and land managers and report on walking track issues in their local area. 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, and represent BTAC with land managers at the local level.
|6-8 Nov 2020||Licola /Macalister River||McMillans Walks Track||Completed|
|5-6 Dec 2020||Howqua Hills||8 Mile Track to Ritchies Hut||Completed|
|23-25 Jan 2021||Alpine National Park||Guys Hut to Dry River||Completed|
|12-14 Feb 2021||Errinundra National Park||Mount Morris Walking Track||Cancelled - COVID|
|26-30 March 2021||Alpine National Park||Wonnangatta Valley to Dry River||Completed|
|8-11 April 2021||Baw Baw NP, Stronachs Camp||AAWT Stronachs to Phillack Saddle||Completed|
|29-30 April 2021||Alpine National Park, Upper Howqua||Eight Mile Gap to Eagle Peak||Completed|
|8-10 May 2021||Upper Goulburn Stae Forest||Lazarini Spur to Black River||Completed|
|15-16 May 2021||Gariwerd/Grampians National Park||TBA - possibly western end||Rescheduled - Staffing issue|
|26-27 June 2021||Gariwerd/Grampians National Park||Wonderland Range Sundial to the Pinnacle||Completed|
|31 July - 1 August 2021||Alpine National Park||Mt Eliza Walking Track and to The Crinoline||Cancelled - COVID|
|12 August 2021||Erica State Forest, Caringal||East Tyers Walking Track||Completed|
|29-29 August 2021||Alpine National Park||Mt Eliza Walking Track and to The Crinoline||Cancelled - COVID|
|9-12 September 2021||Alpine National Park||Wellington River to Tali Karng||Cancelled - COVID|
|20-24 October 2021||Alpine National Park||AAWT, Taylors Crossing to Benambra-Corryong Rd|
|4-5 November 2021||TBA|
|December 2021||Tanjil State Forest||Upper Yarra Walking Track|