In 1994 three local residents decided to raise the $60,000 purchase price to buy the land and protect it from further logging. Their plan was to recruit a total of 72 people, each donating $1000 to cover the land purchase and then invest the remaining $12,000 in an interest-bearing account to pay for annual rates and land tax expenses. The plan was successful and the land was purchased. The Trust was converted into an Incorporated Association in the 1990s to manage the ongoing administration of the land and draft and implement a covenant to permanently protect it.
In 2005 the Association's members approached the TLC to offer the transfer and management of the reserve. It was felt that a formal permanent conservation organisation like TLC was the best long-term custodian for the reserve.
The TLC is honoured that the Association members have has put their trust in our conservation capabilities. We thank the Brown Mountain Association Inc. and the three founding Trust members of Richard Davis, Mary Jenkins and Mary Dalyell.
The 86 ha Brown Mountain Reserve, rising to 745m and encompassing Ironstone Creek, is close to the northern boundary of Mount Field National Park in the Derwent Valley.
Wedge-tailed eagles are known to have nested on the reserve in the past and it is hoped that the Eucalyptus obliqua and Eucalyptus regnans forests of Brown Mountain will again host this magnificent and endangered species.
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