A Threatened Plant Translocation Workshop was held on Friday 3 May 2019 in the Ingkarni Wardli Building, The University of Adelaide, with 12 speakers presenting to a total of 57 participants representing over 10 volunteer groups, two universities, landcare groups, government departments, local councils, NGOs, consultancies and a winemaker. .
Material in the new Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia was covered as well as 7 local South Australian translocation case studies and a lively panel discussion. Lucy Commander, lead editor of the Translocation Guidelines, gave an introduction to translocation, an overview of the Guidelines, tips for success when preparing a translocation proposal, and suggestions for translocation design and management. Additional aspects of translocations were covered by Michelle Waycott (pre-translocation assessment), Doug Bickerton (decision making, policy and approvals), Dan Duval (seed banking), Martin Breed (genetics and provenance), and Kylie Moritz (monitoring and evaluation).
Case studies on South Australian species highlighted the complexities of translocation projects. James Trezise explained his research on Yundi Guinea-flower (Hibbertia tenuis), Alex Mason spoke on Silver Daisy-bush (Olearia pannosa ssp pannosa), Tim Field presented on Spiny Daisy (Acanthocladium dockeri), Geraldine Turner spoke about Whibley wattle (Acacia whibleyana) and Kylie Moritz presented on Monarto Mintbush (Prostanthera eurybioides). South Australian habitats were also showcased, as we heard from Jerry Smith about the Adelaide Mt Lofty Ranges, and from Veronica Bates on Kangaroo Island.
Download pdfs of selected presentations:
Introduction to Plant Translocation and overview of Translocation Guidelines – Lucy Commander
Deciding whether or not to translocate – Doug Bickerton
Translocation policies and requirements for approvals in South Australia – Doug Bickerton
Preparing a translocation proposal – tips for success – Lucy Commander
The translocation design and ongoing management – Lucy Commander
Monitoring and evaluation of translocations – Kylie Moritz
A journey with Monarto Mintbush (Prostanthera eurybioides) – Kylie Moritz
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This event was supported by the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board through funding from the NRM levies. Funding was also provided by The Environment Institute (University of Adelaide) and the Threatened Species Recovery Hub.