Resort Management is committed to preserving our precious alpine environment and maintaining its beauty for generations to come. We support, promote and engage in resource conservation, renewable energy use, recycling, composting and other forms of waste reduction, native fauna and flora habitat preservation and environmental education.
The RMB aims to protect and enhance our natural environment, strive for healthy and resilient ecosystems and promote sustainable practices through:
Managing the endemic alpine flora and fauna communities within the Resorts
Controlling pest plant and animal species
Managing the Resorts' environmental footprint by developing and promoting sustainable practices and programs
Enhancing ecological awareness within the community
Managing wild-fire risk and enhancing emergency preparedness when appropriate.
Environmental Management Plan
To achieve the commitments outlined in the Environmental Policy we have prepared an Environmental Management Plan (EMP). The EMP is a strategic document that elaborates further on the policy and guarantees protection of the Resort's natural environment while ensuring the sustainability of Resort activity and development.
This document is a comprehensive guide to environmental management of the Resort, including detailed descriptions of flora and fauna, ecosystems, environmental values and useful information about climate, geography and so on. It is a vehicle to help us fulfill our environmental commitments and a blueprint that will guide environmental management. The EMP was reviewed and updated during 2006.
Mountain Pygmy-possum Recovery Plan
The Mount Buller Alpine Resort is home to a population of Australia's iconic alpine possum - the endangered Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus). Habitat degradation and fragmentation, predation and climate change threaten its existence across the Australian Alps.
When serious declines in Pygmy-possum numbers were observed between 2001 and 2003, the RMB, in partnership with BSL and the DELWP, developed a five-year Mountain Pygmy-possum Recovery Plan to protect the species and its habitat. The plan was updated in 2020 and continues to direct conservation actions and works as a guide for the continued management of the species. Annual monitoring of the population continues with better than expected results.