2004-2005 was a year of improved communication and networking among community members, stakeholders and agency staff throughout the Australian Alps Program.
Bushfire restoration and rehabilitation works for many park work centres is nearing completion. Staff are now turning their thoughts to other areas of park management not entirely related to fire recovery.
During the year agency staff and the broader Alps community came together for a wide range of workshops and forums to discuss matters as diverse as feral pig control and an Australian Alps Walking Track web site.
A highlight for the year was the Australian Alps First Peoples Gathering held at Dinner Plain in the heart of the Victorian Alps.
Representatives from most of the various Aboriginal Traditional Owner groups came together for the first time in many, many years. The forebears of these people gathered annually in the Australian Alps for thousands of years and this was a very significant occasion and one which was greatly appreciated by all present.
This report includes information about the various projects and achievements across the Alps Program, all with application to improved park management.