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Registrations open for the NCC Bushfire Conference, 30th May to 1st June

Friday, 10th February 2017

Registrations open for the NCC Bushfire Conference, 30th May to 1st June

Please submit abstracts by Wednesday, 15 February 2017

This multi-disciplinary 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 and look at integrated approaches to managing fire, native fauna and flora, weeds and pest animals. Building on themes from previous conferences we will continue to showcase on-ground fire and restoration projects and Aboriginal burning initiatives.

The conference is chance to contribute to discussions about moving beyond fire management regimes that merely minimise environmental harm and to new approaches that help protect, support and restore ecological values.

Four Key Conference Themes

  1. Buildings and backyards for people, plants and animals – risk, resilience and adaptation. How can community acceptance of fire as an integral part of our natural systems be supported and broadened?
  2. Using fire for restoration. How is fire being used for ecological restoration and integrated with other land management practices?
  3. Fire and fauna. What has been learnt about the interactions of fire, fauna and habitat and how is this knowledge influencing on-ground management practices?
  4. Fire, weeds and ferals. How can the interactions of fire, weeds and feral animal species be managed most effectively?

Who should attend? Land managers, fire ecologists, researchers, fire agencies, restoration consultants and organisations/agencies/communities/individuals investigating and using fire to support ecological values. 

To register or submit an abstract:   or call Michelle Rose on 02 9516 0359.

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