Chiltern National Park (Vict.) - draft plan 2007

Subject: Chiltern National Park (Vict.) - draft plan 2007
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 08:55:51 +1100
This is an alert to ALL birdos and visitors who have ever visited, gone 
passed or plan to get to, Chiltern and the wonderful box-ironbark habitats 
at this location in north east Victoria.  The land manager, Parks 
Victoria, has finally released the long-awaited DRAFT management plan for 
the park.

As a well known hotspot for most Victorian woodland bird species 
(especially Regent Honeyeaters), threatened orchids (and other flora), 
rare and threatened reptiles, amphibians etc, this is your chance to make 
your thoughts heard.

Of particular concern to birdos is the proposed introduction of 
prospecting in the north east section of the park.  This activity may have 
impacts on a suite of ground-dwelling birds and other fauna. 

Threatened species recorded for this patch of the park are
- Brush-tailed Phascogale, Squirrel Glider (both listed as threatened 
under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act)
- Brown Treecreeper, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Painted Honeyeater, Regent 
Honeyeater, Speckled Warbler, Diamond Firetail, Grey-crowned Babbler, 
Swift Parrot, Turquoise Parrot, Barking Owl (the last eight bird species 
are FFG-listed)
- Tree Goanna (vulnerable in Victoria)

Disturbance of the ground layer in dry environments may have serious 
impacts on ground-nesting birds in particular.  Species lists for the park 
and this area can be obtained from the Atlas of Victorian Wildlife via the 
email address: 

I encourage everyone to make a response, no matter how short.  Close of 
submissions is Monday 28 May 2007.  Full details can be found on the 
following Parks Victoria web pages.

Link to Parks Victoria Draft Management Plan for Chiltern-Mt Pilot 
National Park -

Responses can be posted or emailed with the address provided as: 

Martin O'Brien

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