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.

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.




Thought Mastery 23/24/25.



VW 2/3/4 ,

Members General Meeting 18th *not a member yet but want to find out more? Email ,

Wild Water Celebration 22nd

Mountains songs (songwriters workshop) 8-12th

VW 30/31/1st of APR,




VW 27/28/29,

Earthkeeper ,

Thought Mastery.


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Recent News

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

If a tree falls in the forest can anybody hear?

It’s been a variable summer when it comes to rainfall. Just when you think it’s finally the wet season, then a long dry spell sneaks in, and just when you think that the land is in dire need of drenching, it comes down in bucket loads.
And just in time too. The ISV Forest plantings from the last few years are really coming on. The tiny trees of 2012 needed constant watering through the latter half of last year but are now well grounded and shooting up past their tree guards. I think...
Monday, February 11, 2013

Justin’s Pumpkins appeared one night after a brief shower. Self seeded we first took a punt they were Melon’s but after Rob Price visited a consensus was drawn that these were definitely’s all in the leaf shape.

 Our next piece of vital information is that if one wants pumpkin’s from a pumpkin vine one must help them “get jiggy with it” as they don’t self fertilize and the insects may not do the job.


Monday, January 21, 2013

This year WM has done the improbable and invented the “9 day week”. Due to a typing error this year’s vol week spanned two weekends instead of one making it nine days not seven. Fortunately no-one noticed and it also gave us the opportunity to introduce and welcome a new family to the mountain who came and went and came back (see the Whitefords article). Richard & I sat & looked at the priorities for the week and came up with, what we thought, was quite a daunting list of jobs. When he drew it all up for the vols on the whiteboard, the statement “We may not get through all these...” couldn’t have been more true. You can imagine our surprise as the weekend started and job after job were crossed off. The work done was so vast that I couldn’t do it...