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 Environment, Land, Water and Planning (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.
Assisting the BTAC Committee is a network of Field Officers. Field Officers are responsible for a designated geographic area. They liaise and network with local bushwalking clubs and the land managers. Field Officers represent BTAC with land managers at the local level.
If you are interested in becoming a BTAC Volunteer email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
We also encourages all our volunteers to register on the Parks Victoria Volunteer portal ParkConnect and join the Bushwalking Victoria group.
BTAC 2023 Program
|26-31 Jan 2023||Alpine National Park||Tali Karng - Clive Lanigan Track||Parks Victoria||Tehan Rickets Bek Gannon||Joe van Beek||Complete|
|17-20 Feb 2023||Goulburn State Forest Mt Skene NFSR||AAWT Low Saddle to Mt Sunday||DELWP Parks Victoria||Imy Arton-Powell Jim Craven||Patrick Platt||Planned|
|10-13 March 2023||Howqua Hills||Stanley Name Spur to Mt Thorn||Parks Victoria||Jim Craven||Proposed|
|31 Mar-2 April 2023||Baw Baw National Park||Various tasks on AAWT in conjunction with FoBB||Parks Victoria||Adam van Baalen||Peter Maffei||In Planning|
|21-25 April 2023||State Forest||McMillan Walking Track - Crooked River||DELWP||Paul Brooker||Joe van Beek||In Planning|
|19-20 May 2023||Alpine National Park||AAWT Omeo Hw to Gill Creek||Parks Victoria||Jarrod Boyd||John Green||In Planning|
|3-4 June 2023||Grampians||Tracks agreed with PV by VMTC/Melb Bushwalkers (Grampians Walking Track Support Group)||Parks Victoria||Jim Harker Mark Heath||In Planning|
|August||Croajingolong National Park||Coastal Walk||Parks Victoria||Robyn Korn||Mike Grant||Proposed|
|September||Ovens Region||Track(s) to be decided||Tomas Sanchez||Joe van Beek||Proposed|
|November||Howqua Hills||To be agreed||Parks Victoria||Nigel Watts Jim Craven||Bob Edwards||Proposed|
|December||Alpine National Park||AAWT High Cone to Square Top||Parks Victoria||Patrick Platt||Proposed|
To volunteer for a BTAC activity register via the Bushwalking Victoria Group on www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au