Protect Our Winters Australia is calling on the Victorian State Government to establish a volunteer remote area firefighting force in order to save our mountain forests. This would be a practical approach to tackle climate-driven bushfires, which have become too common for our high country to handle.READ MORE
While we may lose ski days to the warming climate, it is the plants and animals living in the High Country that are hit the hardest. As the flora and fauna have evolved to live in a very specific environment, slight changes will have big impacts.READ MORE
Australia’s Alpine ecosystem is incredibly rare as one of Australia’s smallest bioregions. Here we explore just a few of the plants that call this area home and learn how they survive.READ MORE
The Australian alpine environment makes up such a small physical space on our continent. A cold and often harsh space has seen species evolve interesting adaptations to allow them to survive and flourish.READ MORE
Any visitor to the Australian Alps would be no stranger to the snow gum. Its rainbow bark and twisted trunk are synonymous with the high country itself. “They are the iconic tree of the mountains”, says Cam Walker of Mountain Journal fame and Friends of the Earth.
Tragically, Cam says, because of climate change, the trees are “facing the prospect of ecological collapse”