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 email@example.com.
BTAC 2023 - 2024 Program
|Date||Location||Track||Land Manager||Land Manager Contact||BTAC Leader||Status|
|3-4 June 2023||Grampians||Tracks agreed with PV by VMTC/Melb Bushwalkers (Grampians Walking Track Support Group)||Parks Victoria||via David Witham||Jim Harker |
|22-23 July 2023||Baw Baw National Park||AAWT O'Sheas Mill Site to Mt Erica Road||Parks Victoria||Adam van Baalen||Joe van Beek |
|18-20 August 2023||Alpine National Park |
|Eagle Peaks Track||Parks Victoria||Jim Craven||Bob Edwards||Postponed Weather|
|14-18 September 2023||Alpine National Park |
|Eagle Peaks Track||Parks Victoria||James Tibbits |
|30 September - |
1 October 2023
|Croajingolong National Park||Coastal Walk||Parks Victoria||Nick Wilkins||Mike Grant||Posponed |
|26-29 October 2023||Alpine National Park||AAWT Duane Spur Track||Parks Victoria||Alister Hodgson||John Green||Recruiting |
|18-19 November 2023||Alpine National Park |
|Realign Ridge track to Mt Thorn||Parks Victoria||Jim Craven||Bob Edwards||Recruiting |
|9-10 December 2023||Mt Buffalo National Park||Tracks on Mt Buffalo - to be decided||Parks Victoria||Tomas Sanchez |
|Mike Grant||In Planning|
|26-29 January 2024||Alpine National Park||Zeka Spur Track and |
Track to Mt Howitt from Howitt carpark
|Parks Victoria||Tehan Rickets |
|Joe van Beek||In Planning|
|23-25 February 2024||Alpine National Park||AAWT High Cone to Square Top||Parks Victoria||James Tippet |
|Patrick Platt||In Planning|
|8-11 March 2024||Alpine National Park||AAWT Johnnies Top to Buenba Huts||Parks Victoria||Jarrod Boyd |
|John Green |
Joe van Beek
|29-31 March 2024||Baw Baw National Park||AAWT||Parks Victoria||Adam van Baalen||Peter Maffei||Proposed|
|25-28 April 2024||Croajingolong National Park||Rescheduled Coastal Walk||Parks Victoria||Nick Wilkins||Mike Grant||Proposed|
|May 2024||Alpine National Park||Howqua Area Tracks||Parks Victoria||Jim Craven |