FRIENDS OF CHILTERN MT PILOT NATIONAL PARK
Our group, the Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park is more than 25 years old and is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the Park.
The group consists of volunteers who undertake hands-on activities in the Park including the following
Habitat restoration and enhancement – tree and shrub planting
Regent Honeyeater surveys
Wetland bird surveys
Responding to many public enquiries regarding management of natural resources
Weed Control – especially caper spurge, genista species and Cootamundra wattle
Erosion control – estabilising eroding watercourses
Educational activities – ie. nature walks
Walking tracks maintenance especially from the new freeway rest area and the White Box Walking Track
Various surveys including turquoise parrot, kangaroos, bats, endangered plants and wetland surveys
Establishment and maintenance of nesting boxes and nesting logs
ABOUT THE PARK
Proclaimed in 1997 and recently expanded, the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park (21,565 hectares) is located between Beechworth and Chiltern and now includes the Mt Pilot Range and Woolshed Falls.
The park protects Box-Ironbark vegetation. Rugged Mugga Ironbarks and Box trees grace the canopy of the Park. A shrub layer, many wattles and smaller flowering plants and native grasses contrast with the hard black fissured trunks of the Ironbarks. The Box and Ironbark forests once covered three million hectares, or 14% of Victoria. Today, 85% of the original forests and woodlands have been cleared, and most of the remaining fragments are degraded by timber cutting, mining or overgrazing. The Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park is an important remnant of this once widespread forest type.
Neville Bartlett, 8 Barton Drive,Baranduda, Vic 3691
Please contact Neville Bartlett for further information
Birds and Wildflowers brochures are freely available at the Chiltern Info centre
NEWS & UPDATES
Read our Newsletters and News archives to have more insights about the park and us
Newsletter 323 December 2022
Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot NP Newsletter #323 December 2022...
Newsletter 321 October 2022
Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot NP Newsletter #321 October 2022...