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 2022 Program
|26-30 Jan 2022||Alpine National Park, Licola||Various FedWalks Tracks||Parks Victoria||Alex Jennings||Joe van Beek||Complete|
|18-20 Feb 2022||Erica State Forest||East Tyers Walking Track||DELWP||Nick Shaw||Peter Maffei||Complete|
|12-14 Mar 2022||Alpine Mational Park||McMillan Walking Track, Talbotville||Parks Victoria||Alex Jennings||Joe van Beek||Complete|
|25-28 Mar 2022||Alpine National Park||FedWalks Event||To be kept free|
|1-4 Apr 2022||Baw Baw National Park||AAWT and Link Track from the Alpine Resort||Parks Victoria||Adam Van Baalen||Peter Maffei||Cancelled due to weather|
|3-5 May 2022||Bunyip State Park||Tree Fern Walking Track - Rock Step installation||Parks Victoria||Andy Mushgrove||Peter Maffei||Part Completed|
|4-5 June 2022||Grampians National Park||GPT Burma Track to Borough Huts||Parks Victoria / GWTSG||David Whitham||Jim Harker||Completed|
|29-31 July 2022||Warby Ovens National Park||FedWalks 202 Organizing Committee to advise||Parks Victoria||Kagan.Daanen-Vainisi||Andy Kimber|
|23-25 Sept 2022||Croajingolong National Park||Tracks and dates to be nominated||Parks Victoria||Robyn Korn||Mike Grant|
|Oct-22||Macalister State Park||AAWT, Mount Sunday area, work may already be done||DELWP||Patrick St John||Patrick Platt|
|Nov-22||Howqua Hills||Ranger to nominate||Parks Victoria||Nigel Watts||Bob Edwards|
|2-4 Dec 2022||Alpine National Park||AAWT, Long Spur||Parks Victoria||Kevin Cosgriff||John Green|