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. Program is now available. Register here.
The Australian Land Conservation Alliance (ALCA) brings together many of Australia’s key nature conservation organisations. As a collective, ALCA represents a growing part of the considerable force of private land conservation. Each year, ALCA continues to grow and our national conference is our major annual event. This year we pose urgent and compelling questions to the private land conservation sector, to the industry and businesses, governments, researchers and educators, communities and supporters ‐ how do we work smarter, faster, at larger scale, together? How do we to make the profound and positive changes that will propel us further down the path toward large scale, meaningful outcomes? PLC19 is an exciting forum to share knowledge, perspectives, research and experience. It is a is a unique opportunity to be part of a forum playing a key role in the success of conservation of privately owned and managed land. Register here.
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.
This 3 day course (1 day each in spring, summer and autumn) with Damien Cook and Elaine Bayes from Rakali Ecological Consulting is for anyone interested in wetland plant identification and ecology. Day One: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes. Day 2 focusses on Aquatic Plant Identification (receive a colour field guide on Aquatic Plants). Day 3 focusses on Mudflat Species Identification (receive a colour field guide on Mudflat Plants). Observe the changing seasons and water depths of the stunning Reedy Lagoon, Gunbower Island over a 6 month period. Each of the 3 days will focus on a different wetland habitat (wetting and drying) and associated plant community. Registrations are now open. 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.