FRIENDS OF CHILTERN MT PILOT NATIONAL PARK

Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the Park.

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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.

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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

Weed Control – especially caper spurge, genista species, European olives, Wheel Cactus and Cootamundra wattle


Erosion control – stabilising eroding watercourses

Educational activities – ie. nature walks

Walking tracks maintenance especially from the new freeway rest area and the White Box Walking Track

Establishment and maintenance of nesting boxes


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Smooth darling pea

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 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 and  also features the granite country of Mt Pilot, rare orchids and wattles, spectacular waterfalls of Woolshed, Barry and Clear Creek. Cultural features include pre-settlement art sites, mining era sites and relics.

CONTACT US

All Correspondence and Newsletter enquiries to:
Neville Bartlett, 18 Barton Drive,Baranduda, Vic 3691

– 0412399239


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THE 2024 FRIENDS CALENDARS ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE FROM EARLY TO MID NOVEMBER
Please contact Neville Bartlett for further information

Birds and Wildflowers brochures are freely available at the Chiltern Info centre

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