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Rangelands Paddock Walk near Hay, NSW
Thursday 1 October 2015, 9.00am – 4.00 pm
Led by Martin Driver, ANPC Project Manager, ecologist and owner of local property “Barrabool.
Stop 1: site inspection and plant identification in a saltbush paddock near Hay
Stop 2: site inspection and plant identification at “Barrabool", near Conargo. “Barrabool” has been owned by the Driver family for over 100 years and is the site of many long-term biodiversity projects.
BYO: lunch box and drinks. Landholders are encouraged to bring plants to be identified
RSVP: Sally Ware, Senior Land Services Officer (Rangelands/Grazing) at Riverina Local Land Services, Hay, to this email or Ph. 0429 307 627
Spring grassland on "Barrabool", near Conargo (M. Driver)
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The ANPC is proud to be collaborating with the Australian Seed Bank Partnership who are coordinating the National Seed Science Forum in March 2016. The Forum will be held at the Australian PlantBank and hosted by the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, and also in collaboration with the Australian Grains Genebank.
An exciting programme of local and international experts is planned, speaking on seed conservation, storage, preservation and germination. Keynote speakers for the Forum will be Dr Christina Walters, Professor Kingsley Dixon and Professor Angela Moles. Find out more here.
The Call for Abstracts is now open for the Forum and closes 4 October 2015. The key themes include – a) Dormancy and germination; b) Seed storage, conservation and utilisation; c) Establishment and management and d) Seed ecology. Please email to register for Forum announcements. Visit the Forum web pages here.
Over 300 people from a wide range of fields attended a series of seven workshops across NSW to learn and discuss some of the issues of native seed supply management for self-sustaining vegetation communities. The workshop series, co-ordinated by the ANPC and funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, brought together Dr Linda Broadhurst from CSIRO and Dr Maurizio Rossetto from The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney to convey the latest lessons and understanding on native plant seed science, genetics and issues of climate change. Read more here.
Participants at the Orange Provenance Workshop. (Central Tablelands Local Land Services)
The ANPC recently assisted with a workshop held by the Hunter and Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy (HCCREMS) team on the management and conservation of this federally listed critically endangered community. Hunter Valley Weeping Myall Woodland is a vegetation community which is in serious risk of extinction due to its now very limited distribution. Find out more here.