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BTAC

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Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation (BTAC)

Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation (BTAC) focus is on tracks and trails strategies, exploring opportunities for new or upgrading tracks, articulating a vision that bushwalkers want for the future, and undertaking fieldwork in Victoria's national parks and state forest.

BTAC Volunteers carry out hands-on work on tracks and conservation projects.   Our projects are carried out under the auspices of relevant land managers, by Parks Victoria (in Victorian national and state parks) and the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (in Victorian state forests).

Works traditionally include clearing fallen trees and vegetation from existing walking tracks, building or repairing boardwalks, installing or replacing track markers and signage, and identifying and removing noxious weeds.

Our preference is to volunteer in the more remote and difficult to reach areas of the State where there is often no local pool of volunteers for the land managers to draw upon.

BTAC encourages and supports bushwalking clubs to do track work with their local land managers.

If you are interested in becoming a BTAC Volunteer  please register on the Parks Victoria Volunteer portal ParkConnect and join the Bushwalking Victoria group.

Email any enquires to btac@bushwalkingvictoria.org.au.

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BTAC 2024 Program

Date Location Track Land Manager Land Manager Contact BTAC Leader Status
26-29 January 2024Alpine National ParkTrack to Mt Howitt from Howitt carpark and Zeka Spur TrackParks VictoriaTehan Rickets
Bek Gannon
Joe van BeekCancelled Fire Danger
23-25 February 2024Alpine National ParkAAWT High Cone to Square TopParks VictoriaJim Craven
James Tippet
Patrick PlattPlanned
22-25 March 2024Alpine National ParkAAWT Johnnies Top to Buenba HutsParks VictoriaElla Carr
Jarrod Boyd
Joe van BeekRecruiting Volunteers
5-7 April 2024Baw Baw National ParkAAWT near Mt WhitelawParks VictoriaAdam van BaalenPeter Maffei
Joe van Beek
In Planning
25-28 April 2024Croajingolong National ParkRescheduled Coastal WalkParks VictoriaNick WilkinsMike GrantProposed
4-5 May 2024GrampiansBoroka TrackParks VictoriaKyle HewittJim Harker
David Witham
In Planning
May-24Alpine National ParkHowqua Area TracksParks VictoriaJim Craven
James Tippet
Bob EdwardsIn Planning
Jun-24Bunjyp State ParkFreemans Mill Track step constructionParks VictoriaAndy MusgroveBob EdwardsPossible
Jul-24Looking for a project at low altitude
22-25 August 2024Wilsons PromPreparation of walking tracks for FedWalks2024Parks VictoriaDan RogersJoe van BeekIn Planning

To volunteer for a BTAC activity register via the Bushwalking Victoria Group on  www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au