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

Last week Wild Mountains finished its largest Earthkeepers program. Forty year 5-7 eco-club students from Beaudesert State Primary experienced an action packed 3 days full of mystery, adventure, fun and learning.

The students learned scientific concepts about our planets life support systems and reconnected with nature through exploration and discovery. Sharing their magic spot experiences led to this gem from Rohan below

... I am here in my magic spot and as I sit quietly listening to the sounds of nature and thinking about the future and what Im really going to do and what s going to happen, I think about the environment and why we really need to keep it healthy.

And in amongst all the activities the apprentice Earthkeepers saw a...

What a wonderful thing it is to get an extra day for a VW especially when arent expecting it. Just when most of the jobs got crossed off the to do list board up comes a holiday and bingo more stuff gets done thanks to those who could stay on.

We had 13 volunteers in all who managed a huge variety of tasks. Our strippers put more strips in the A-frames, firewood was collected, the whiptail dunny got a door and a ramp, scaffold was moved in readiness for the final bits of cladding on the passageways, paper shredding, watering the little trees in the ISV forest, driveway drains cleaned out and extended, latches on windows, the amphitheatre...

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