The theme for the 2019 event is ‘Connecting People with Nature’. This theme emphasises the role of nature in both ecosystem health and human health. We are interested in both the restoration stories and how these have helped connect people with nature. We are planning to feature talks and workshops examining the role of nature and ecosystem restoration in providing opportunities for connection with nature, such as walking, canoeing or cycling in nature, volunteering in restoration projects and citizen science and the impacts these can have on wellbeing, health and mental health of participants. Register here.
Are you working to manage and eradicate weeds in Australia? The 20th NSW Weeds Conference is a premier event for NSW weeds officers, researchers, market and industry analysts, government officials and policymakers working towards better weed management across the country. The conference will unite more than 250 weeds management experts in the beautiful beach-side city of Newcastle, Australia. Weeds are a serious threat to Australia’s native flora and fauna and add pressure to our economy. Recent technologies, policies and innovations are helping us manage weeds more effectively – but more work is needed. This conference provides an opportunity for the NSW weeds management community to showcase new research and ideas for controlling and eradicating weeds. It’s a chance to network and build strategic partnerships and invest in a shared vision for our industry’s future. Register here.
This forum is primarily for linear reserve managers including local councils and government agencies. It focuses on the environmental management of linear reserves (roadsides, travelling stock reserves, rail corridors and utility easements) across NSW. Hosted by the NSW Roadside Environment Committee, the theme of the forum is ‘Linear Reserves: Linking People, Nature and Infrastructure’. Keynote speakers have a mix of research and practical linear reserve experience. To be held at the Aerial Function Centre, University of Technology Sydney (UTS Building 10 on Level 7) 235 Jones Street, Ultimo. Register here.
Biodiversity offsets are now used by all levels of government throughout Australia to counterbalance significant environmental impacts. The National Biodiversity Offsets Conference will provide an opportunity to: Discuss their history and effectiveness in addressing environmental impacts; Share the experiences from all levels of government; Learn from academics, the legal fraternity and those involved in offset markets; Hear from individuals involved in the hands-on delivery of offsets; Explore different metrics for measuring impact and calculating offset delivery; and Debate the relative benefits of direct, indirect and ‘pay and go’ offsets. This two-day conference will be of interest to policy makers, regulatory authorities, academics, offset brokers, environmental practitioners, offset providers and the legal fraternity. Register here.
Celebrating a day to restore and maintain Australia’s remaining bushland. Held annually in spring, Bushcare’s Big Day Out (BBDO) is a national day of community participation to restore remnant bushland. BBDO is a day designed to give every one of us the opportunity to find out more about our bushland. It’s a fun day where anyone can get involved and learn alongside experts. Activities can include weed removal, tree planting, mulching or even follow up maintenance on sites where rehabilitation has already begun. BBDO events are also a fantastic opportunity for sharing knowledge and expertise through activities like bird watching, plant identification workshops and species monitoring. Register here.
The 2019 State Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Coastal Conference will be held amongst the beautiful natural gardens of Edith Cowan University, Joondalup. A highly regarded WA event that has been held regularly since the 1990s, the Conference will focus on maximising networking opportunities with an interactive program including workshops, tours, engaging conference sessions and open space sessions. The theme for the conference is ‘Our Coast | Our Land – Striving Together’. The theme aims to inspire delegates to make transformational changes together that improves and protects our natural environments and creates healthier communities. Call for abstracts now open.
Plants from the past: plants for the future. Plants have brought Australasian Botanic Gardens together though BGANZ every 2 years since 2003. They have canvassed a range of roles and perceived roles for botanic gardens. They have been about education, conservation, their roles in communities and any number of shades of these themes. 2019 returns to basics – it is all about the plants. Science, education, recreation, conservation, community outreach – they are all dependent on plants. Early-bird registration closes 26 July. Click here for more information.
For the first time in its 20 year history, the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference is heading to the far west! Set aside 22-24 October and make your way to Broken Hill where you will join some of the most passionate, innovative and engaging people from around Australia. Book your tickets today and start making travel plans to ensure you don’t miss out on what promises to be an informative and truly inspiring event. Delegates will also have the opportunity to kick up dust in the outback, party the night away at the Silverton Hotel and experience many more unique and wonderful events. Registration is now open!
Constructing and Managing Wetlands, Bioretention Basins and Floating Rafts – Sydney Olympic Park, 24-25 October 2019
Urban wetlands have been increasingly disturbed and degraded. To slowdown, reverse and repair, wetlands require close attention, including construction of new wetlands, biofiltration devices and floating rafts. These demand heavy maintenance, careful assessment and targeted monitoring. Maintaining constructed wetlands involve water plants and other macrophytes. Knowing beneficial water plants, harmful weeds and their habitats can go a long way in effectively looking after wetlands. Good management also means cost-saving. This two-day workshop will focus on easy steps and practical operations of commonly used tools and emerging technologies in knowing water plants, managing habitats for them and monitoring wetlands. The workshop will also highlight lessons learnt from successful management and monitoring by using practical tools. Top experts in the industry and academia will deliver the talks and tutorials. Click here for more information.
We are pleased to announce the next biennial State Community Landcare Conference will be held in Bordertown from 27 to 30 October 2019. The Landcare Association of SA will also celebrate 20 years in 2019 and hopes that you will celebrate this milestone with us. The theme of the Conference is: ‘Landcare Unearthed – Celebrating Diversity, Managing Landscapes’. Early Bird Registrations are now open. Register now to take advantage of a great price and secure your seat at a conference that cannot be missed. Click here for more information.
The 2019 TNRM Conference is set to attract over 400 delegates to Darwin’s Waterfront Precinct to attend a mix of interactive and engaging workshops, field trips, podium presentations, poster presentations, a welcome reception and a fantastic gala dinner to celebrate the winners of this years’ NT NRM Awards. Click here for more information.
NRM Regions Australia, along with our local partner Victoria’s North East Catchment Management Authority, is pleased to host Australia’s 7th National NRM Knowledge Conference. Our conference theme and question is: ‘Creating Resilience through Natural Resource Management – how do we do it?’ Here is your opportunity to engage with people working in the NRM sector from across Australia. Whether you work for NRM regional organisations, R&D organisations, territory, state and national agencies, NGOs or you are active in your local community we would love to see you in Wodonga. You will have the opportunity to hear the latest news from our research institutes and our partner government agencies and to contribute to the future direction of NRM in Australia. Click here for more information.
‘Ecology: science for practical solutions’. Ecology is the science of interactions among all forms of life and the abiotic environment they inhabit, and in turn, change and shape. Applications of ecology are all around us everyday, in natural resource management, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, water production and conservation biology. These applications demonstrate the importance of ecology in seeking to understand and explain our Earth, and how humans can better co-exist with nature in an increasingly anthropogenically-modified environment. This provides the theme for this conference: how the science of ecology can contribute to developing and implementing solutions for our planet in the throes of a biodiversity crisis and a changing climate. Ecological science is fundamental to informing policy but the next generation of practising ecologists will need to work more closely with economists, political scientists, historians, human geographers and social scientists to develop ecologically sustainable practices. Registrations now open. Click here for more information.
The Australasian Systematic Botany Society and the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network are proud to announce our joint conference ‘Taxonomy for Plant Conservation – Ruia mai i Rangiātea’ in November 2019. Attending this conference is a must do for anyone who is passionate about science and conservation of native plants in New Zealand and Australia. This conference will be held at Wellington’s premier venue, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Get up to date with our stimulating and comprehensive range of speaker presentations. Explore Wellington’s forests and rugged coastlines on our field trips. Network with people involved in a wide variety of plant conservation work. Discuss and learn about a range of issues at our workshops. There will be opportunities to tour the Te Papa herbarium and Otari Native Botanic Gardens. Registration is now open. Click here for more information.
SAVE THE DATE: NSW Nature Conservation Council’s 2020 Bushfire Conference, Sydney NSW – 19-21 May 2020
More information about the conference will become available closer to the date. Venue: NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills, Sydney This multi-disciplinary fire management conference centres on themes of fire regimes, fire thresholds and species responses, and managing fire for different objectives including cultural, ecological and hazard reduction burning in a changing climate. Further details and a call for abstracts will follow soon.