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.
|23-25 Jan 2021||Alpine National Park|
|12-14 Feb 2021||Errinundra National Park|
|26-30 March 2021||Alpine NP, Mount Wills Area|
|8-11 April 2021||Baw Baw NP, Stronachs Camp|
|29-30 April 2021||Alpine National Park, Upper Howqua|
|5-6 June 2021||Erica State Forest, Caringal|
|26-27 June 2021||Gariwerd/Grampians National Park|
|10-12 Sept 2021||Alpine National Park|
|4-5 Nov 2021||Upper Goulburn State Forest|