Chiltern National Park (Vict.) - draft plan 2007

Subject: Chiltern National Park (Vict.) - draft plan 2007
From: "Fiona Anderson" <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 12:54:18 +1100
Thank you Martin for drawing this to our attention. I have responded already and urge that many other birders do so.



Subject: [Birding-Aus] 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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