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

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Our first Earthkeepers Program for the year really got close to nature. Our long term participant Noosa Pengari Steiner School came back to Wild Mountains for another class adventure with 26 students in 4 days of rain.

This didn’t seem to phase the students overly as they showed much enthusiasm over the activities, donning raincoats and heading out into the jungles, before coming back into the warmth of the fire in the main hall.

All in all the program went off like clockwork with first time program volunteers Matt de Boer and Ben Spokes helping with activities while Jaide and Cyrille provided yummy meals from the kitchen. 


Monday, February 25, 2013

Thanks goes out to - Saba Issa, Matt de Boer, Andrew, Leanne, Teagan, Seth and Kaiden Wallace, Emma Window, Dee Vanban, Kathi, Ben Spokes, also for the impromptu visit from chef Koni and friends Hayley and Ines.

What a great weekend! Especially finishing up on the Sunday over at the camp site watching the sunset after achieving a good amount of valuable work.

Yes its hard to believe but there will be no more Amenities Cladding.


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...