International Plant Progagators' Society Australia region, 2017 Conference - Perth, 11 - 14 May 2017

'Propagating for Health, Wealth & Good Times'. Registration NOW OPEN. An essential event for anyone in the plant propagation industry.This 45th Annual Conference will be held at the Parmelia Hilton Perth CBD and includes Josh Byrne outlining his 2020 Vision, George Lullfitz on his propagation innovations, Julienne Zhu (Secretary General IPPS China) on the latest from the region, Ben Croxford - Nuts About Natives and his boutique tissue culture work, and Nigel Swartz on his native orchid work and the retail potential. Plus a full suite of technical and management subjects with nursery/ tourist visits. Pre-conference sunset coast/lobster tour 9-10 May.  Conference information and registration form available here.


NSW Nature Conservation Council 11th Biennial Bushfire Conference - Sydney, 30 May - 1 June 2017

'Fire, Fauna and Ferals: from backyards to bush'. The conference will explore how fire management can support ecological values across the landscape from our backyards through to the bushland interface and beyond. The program will examine the interactions between fire and fauna across a range of ecosystems; integrated approaches to managing fire, native fauna and flora, weeds and pest animals; on-ground fire and restoration projects and Aboriginal burning initiatives. There will also be a field day inspecting fire, restoration and fauna projects at North Head, Manly. Speakers will include: Justin Leonard from CSIRO - supporting community adaptation to fire; Alan York from University of Melbourne - managing fire for fauna conservation; Ross Bradstock from University of Wollongong - reimagining the APZ; Chris Dickman from Sydney University - fire and ferals. A draft program will be announced in late March including presentations from NSW Rural Fire Service, AFAC, NPWS, Councils, Aboriginal groups, contractors and environmental NGOs. Early Bird Discount rates are available on conference registrations until 31 March, 2017. Visit the conference webpage for further details


Biodiversity Across the Borders Conference 2017 - Ballarat VIC, 9 June 2017'

With the theme Restoration Challenges for the 21st Century, this conference aims to communicate new ecological research to natural resource managers, the research community and those with an interest in better environmental management. The all-day conference will be held at the Mt. Helen campus of the Federation University Australia. An exciting and eminent group of speakers will be presenting at this conference. Click here for more information and to register. This year’s focus will be on:

  • Restoration outcomes – evidence-based examples from case studies (e.g. plants, animals, terrestrial, aquatic)
  • Working with the community in restoration projects – what works, what are we learning?
  • Biodiversity offsets – achieving the best outcomes, lessons learned for restoration and conservation, future issues
  • Looking to the future - landscape transformations and the priority for restoration