Active – since December 2014
Members – currently 20 with a potential for 30
Key Area of Activity
Bald Hill Reserve is a 96-hectare forest woodland and grasslands area owned by the Macedon Ranges Shire Council and approximately 6 kilometres to the east of Kyneton.
The Friends of Bald Hill is a newly formed group where members will work in partnership with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council to actively manage the reserve through an integrated approach to protect it’s rich diversity of indigenous flora and fauna including state and national significant species.
The key focus for the partnership will be to implement the Macedon Ranges Shire Environmental Management Plan.
Activities will include:
- Conduct on-ground activities such as weed removal, flora and fauna monitoring, seed generation and revegetation and general maintenance,
- Increase community awareness and interest in the reserve’s ecological, geological and cultural significance through special speakers and presentations, guided day and spotlight night walks, developing brochures and a website, installation of nest boxes for ongoing monitoring, and developing informal trails with interpretive signage,
- Continue close connections and involvement with the Pipers Creek Landcare Group
Our Vision for the future: Bald Hill is preserved as a significant place of ecological diversity that is valued and enjoyed by the community.
The Statement of Purpose: Friends of Bald Hill will work in partnership with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council to achieve the Group’s vision by assisting with the implementation of the Bald Hill Environmental Management Plan by Atlas Ecology.
President: Carolyn Robb
Secretary: Caroline McDowell