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. 


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Special Workshop with Steve Van Matre, April 6-7, 2013

Arbury Park Outdoor School, Bridgewater, South Australia

Contemplate: the act of considering thoughtfully Champions and Servants In these busy times it is easy to get so involved in our daily activities that we lose sight of where we are going in our lives.

This workshop is designed to help us consider our personal relationship with the natural world and our role in the movement to sustain it.

This is a time to ponder why we do what we do, and refine our own personal quest to be of service to both the planet’s natural systems and communities, and its human passengers.

The environmental movement is the largest movement in human history,...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

AA Special Workshop with Steve Van Matre, 

April 10-11, 2013 Mueller Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Interpretation is the craft of enriching the experience of leisure visitors in places established for the public good. Such places are the jewels of our societies, set aside because they represent the natural and cultural treasures we want to celebrate today and share with others tomorrow. As a result, they are mission-driven places which also need to justify and garner support for what they are protecting. An interpreter translates the natural and cultural language of such places for its visitors, while immersing them in the essence of its purpose. Interpretive designers create the leisure...

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Progress is slow on the straw bale accommodation at whiptail but after a year of delays we are close to putting in the paperwork to council for approval.

I hope I am not jinxing things as I write but, Emma is on the last drawings and hopes to be finished and have final architectural by the 6th March.

We have certificates for grey water and composting toilet that we can submit to council. John Zhang is almost finished the engineering details and I have hopes that he will be ready by wednesday as well. (Which will be a big effort as he was in hospital a few weeks ago. We hear he is on the mend but not 100% as yet. Get well soon John).

I have done the initial Quantity survey, Which Rob will look over for me and I am working on...