06 March 2012
NEWS: Grazing proposal in Victorian Alpine National Park rejected
The Victorian Government’s attempt to reintroduce cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park has been blocked by the Commonwealth.
Cattle were removed from the Alpine National Park in 2005 by the Bracks Government. Reintroduction of seasonal grazing in the Park was one of the first acts of the Baillieu government in 2010, nominally as a 'scientific cattle grazing' trial directed at reducing bushfire fuel-loads on crown land. The trial was aborted when it became clear that Commonwealth permission was needed, due to the likely presence of federally listed threatened species within the grazing zones.
For more views and background visit the Victorian National Parks Association website.