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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.

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Date

Location

Track

Status

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

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