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:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Recently we had the pleasure of having first time volunteers Peter and Sandy Lawson along with their daughter Natalie plus their good friend John Edmonds come up and help out.

 

Pete had been having difficulty getting to our VWs and asked whether he could come up on a Thursday, lend a hand for a few days, then pick up Sandy and Nat on Friday evening and stay over the weekend. John also joined the team for the Saturday. John had warned me that both Pete and Sandy were skilled workers and recommended taking any offer of assistance. 

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Published:
Monday, October 29, 2012

Despite the best of intentions, I’ve never managed to make it up to Wild Mountains before. Now I’m wondering why I haven’t volunteered earlier!

Our motley crew arrived on Saturday morning to a cheery greeting from Richard, followed shortly afterwards with a morning tea assembled and delivered by Susan. 

The day was spent working on the immature orchard on a sunny, northern-facing slope. Following a brief introduction by Justin and Canadian Woofer Marsha, the group enthusiastically got to work building mini retainers around the existing trees.  We transported water and soil, dug swales, composted...

Published:
Monday, October 22, 2012

It is virtually 10 years to the month since we held our open day with over 100 supporters coming to Wild Mountains to see what all of the fuss was about. And on our last VW the pole in their honor was raised in the amphitheatre garden.

By 2002 Wild Mountains had embarked on a daring and ambitious project: fundraising $750,000 for the construction of the Main Hall and Amenities Block. The target seemed improbable and yet once everyone came up on a weekend in August of that year and we were able to reveal the plans and drawings of what we wanted to construct, give them a taste of the programs we wanted to run, feed them the yummy vegetarian food that all of our visitors, including students get and share in the Wild Mountains dream, the positive energy of that day was palpable, and the goal suddenly seemed not so far off.

Over the next few years the money was raised, the buildings...

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