PROGRAM and SPEAKER BIOS
MONDAY 4 APRIL 2022
Welcome to country | official opening and welcome | President’s address
Theme 1 – Bushfire Recovery
Workshop 1 – Meeting ambitious restoration goals in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: national, state and local scale
TUESDAY 5 APRIL 2022
Theme 2 – Seeds and more: natural regeneration and specialist propagation techniques
Please note any unpublished data from the presentations of Mark Ooi and Karen Sommerville has been removed.
Workshop 2 – Selecting species and provenances: a showcase of tools, templates and approaches
WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL 2022
Theme 3 – Conservation/threatened species and communities
Theme 4 – Engaging people with conservation/restoration
Using ex situ collections of Australian native species: Translocation and other end uses
VIDEO: Rising from the ashes
At the ANPC conference at Albury in 2022, Richard Davies spoke about a project undertaken by the Nature Conservation Society of South Australia titled: “Enhancing fire recovery of Kangaroo Island (KI) rare and threatened endemic flora on private land and roadsides”. A large component of this project was mentoring 50 university students and other volunteers to assist with threatened flora monitoring and recovery works on KI. A particular priority was tackling the enormous threat of Tasmanian Blue Gum invading native vegetation from adjacent plantations, after the bushfires. As part of this mentoring, 2nd year film student, Harry Kellaway, was paid a stipend to make an educational film on the project. From two hours of interviews he undertook with project botanists, locals and volunteers, he produced a 15 minute film explaining 1) the project, and basic fire ecology, and 2) the Tasmanian Blue Gum threat and the control program initiated by the project.
This film is titled “Rising From The Ashes – Saving Kangaroo Island’s Unique Flora from the Blue Gum Plague” and is available below.
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