Parks Victoria’s cuddliest ranger is calling all kids and their parents to send in photos of their best snowmen, snowwomen and snow rangers this year in parks.
Parks Victoria has recently completed a program to eradicate the feral goat population at McKillops Bridge located in the Alpine National Park in Far East Gippsland.
The first of its kind, this project was based on expert recommendations regarding feral goat eradication in the Snowy River corridor, and so far has achieved outstanding results.
Parks Victoria is reminding park visitors to abide by park regulations. The reminder follows the issuing of Infringement Notices and seizure of several firearms in the Alpine National Park east of Benambra this past weekend.
Offences ranged from carrying a range of firearms in an area of park where firearms are not permitted, illegal brumby running and bringing dogs into the park.
Parks Victoria Senior Ranger Richard Laurier said rangers are conducting targeted compliance operations across the entire Alpine National Park on a range of illegal activities that are being reported.
Good news for visitors to the Moroka River area in the southern section of the Alpine National Park with Parks Victoria announcing that repairs have now been completed on the historic Moroka Hut.
Parks Victoria Ranger Norm White stated that Moroka Hut had sustained significant damage to the chimney/fireplace, structural support poles and the saddle/wood shed at rear of hut.
‘The damage caused was mainly due to oversized fires in the fireplace and general vandalism which is very disappointing,’ said Norm.
The 2012-2015 Strategic Plan for the Australian Alps has been released. This plan will guide the Alps Co-operative Management Program for the next three years. It builds on the 2008-11 plan which was updated to include the increased knowledge and certainty about climate change, the increased threat that invasive plants and animals posed to ecosystems, and recognition that recovery from recent bushfires was well underway.
A goat control program will be carried out in the Alpine National Park, with sections of the park to be closed from 23 May until 15 June 2012.
The section of Alpine National Park closed for the goat control program is located east of the Snowy River from Sandy Creek down to McKillops Bridge, including the Snowy River itself and the McKillops Bridge day visitor area.
This will affect all canoeists, kayakers, other river users and walkers accessing that area.
For further enquiries please contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963 or visit parks.vic.gov.au