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Help Victorian alpine resorts monitor our environment

Posted 4 November 2021

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The Victorian Alpine Resorts are banding together to monitor our environment. Victoria’s Alpine Resorts are located within the highest elevation parts of the state with habitat that includes tree-less peaks and sub-alpine woodlands. The Resorts are home to a number of threatened flora and fauna species.

"Peaking" Interest in Our Mountains is a new project that seeks to engage communities across the Victorian Alpine Resorts to share their environmental discoveries across the peaks of Mt Baw Baw, Lake Mountain, Mt Buller/Stirling, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek.

You can become involved by taking photos of plants and animals, whether they be native or introduced, while you’re visiting our Resorts and uploading them to iNaturalist, an online citizen science database (you can also use the QR code on this poster).

By recording plants and animals we can increase our understanding of the natural values within the resorts and track any changes that may be occurring, such as changing flowering times with climate change.

Help us to discover, track and document the plants and animals that call our Victorian Resorts home. By submitting your observations you are contributing to a broader database of citizen science observations that will be utilised by scientists, researchers and land managers to conserve our unique alpine environment. Have fun discovering the nature of Victoria’s Alpine Resorts!