The Wild Mountains Trust is an independent, community focussed, non-profit organisation providing leadership in environmental education and conservation.

The Trust has acquired land south of Rathdowney adjoining the World Heritage Border Ranges National Park for a nature reserve and venue for education. On this magnificent site a world class Centre is being built. Here, using the unique purpose-built residential facility, quality experiential environmental education for the whole community will be provided.  Wild Mountains has a vision of a world where people lead fulfilling lives while sharing the earth’s resources with all of the life forms on this planet and without degrading our life support systems. We believe the best way of achieving this is through education. In response, Wild Mountains has the vision of a world class centre where environmental education in a natural setting is the cornerstone of learning.Our vision sees people sharing life’s amazing natural wonders through programs that help them to understand their relationship to the natural world and inspire them to lead environmentally conscious lifestyles.As well we see Wild Mountains’ supporters participating in the functioning of a centre that demonstrates new technologies in its building infrastructure, power and waste management, and sound land stewardship for the benefit of future generations.

In subtropical and eucalypt forests participants will have the opportunity to discover an amazing natural world. At the same time Wild Mountains can reinforce its educational programs with examples of renewable power generation.

We at Wild Mountains recognise the traditional custodians, acknowledging that they are part of the oldest living culture on earth, living on, shaping and managing this land for tens of thousands of years. The Midginberri tribe of the Yugambeh language grouping are the traditional custodians, who continue to have an enduring connection to this land. As present carers we acknowledge thier culture and story and endeavour to the best of our abilities to nurture this land for future generations. 

 

Recent News

Published:
Monday, September 25, 2017

Last VW with the floppy hat crew, Brianna, Helen, Jesse, Pyry and Sophia, we put the shelves in the new shed.  It took the 5 crew a full day to move all the tools from the soon to be Laundry in the hall to their  final proper resting place. The Shed wasc christened in the usual aussie tradition as we raised our bottles of beer in the setting sun. It was a great outcome. On the Weekend we also got back down to Shellars to give the plant a water as we are looking a little brown up here waiting for the rains. 

 

For the Earth 

Lizz

Published:
Monday, September 25, 2017

This VW we had a distintly Scottish flavour with returning Scottish Volunteer Rachel Hay. Also joining us were Griffith Interns Racquel Abrantes, Benjamin Harvey, and Jessie Moore.  After the two weekends Ben, who is studying to become a registered phycologist  wrote us a thoughtful thank you letter where he comments 

“ ...that lightbulb moment (at Wild Mountains) helped me to see the massive interconnectedness of nature the I was pretty oblivious to prior. 

As my long term career goals are in becoming a registered psychologist, the experience there helped me to envision ways to help people overcome states like depression and anxiety by taking time out to reconnect with nature as was evident in our “Magic Spot” activity. I really appreciate that you include this activity of importance in the internship and it really says a lot about your understanding of...

Published:
Monday, September 25, 2017

Thanks to Liz and her daughter Claudia who together organised a great night out and raised some funds for Wild Mountains. We started with Dinner at Bird's Nest Yakitori & Bar in West end then we walked down to  the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) to enjoy the cinematic and musical odyssey that was 'Mountain'. It was specatcular! Presented in partnership with Sydney Film Fesitval and Vivid LIVE, 'Mountain' "reflects on the beauty, diversity and fragility of these...

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