The Central Tablelands is set to bring together industry leaders in the conservation field for a conference showcasing how research is turned into best practice to manage our native flora and fauna.
A partnership between Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Central Tablelands Landcare and Central West Councils Environment and Waterways Alliance, the Conservation in Action: research to reality conference will be held in Bathurst in May.
Keynote speakers include eminent environmental scientist Dr Ian Lowe, Professor of Ecology at the Institute for Land, Water and Society at Charles Sturt University, Dr David Watson; Bathurst ecologist, Dr Anne Kerle and Founder and Executive Creative Director at the Republic of Everyone, an award-winning and world-leading community, sustainability, and all round do-good company, Mr Ben Peacock.
As well as the keynote speakers over 20 scientists, policy makers, program managers and specialists will present sessions providing research findings, case studies, the latest threatened species recovery work and will demonstrate the policies, programs and plans in between that enable environmental practitioners to implement conservation projects.
There will also be a number of practical workshops on various topics, including building tough, functional nestboxes, box gum woodlands and native bee motels as well as social functions and plenty of networking opportunities.
The conference will be held on 15-17 May at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.
There is a range of packages available, so if time is short, you don't need to attend the whole three days.
Registrations are now open and generous sponsorship from a range of organisations has allowed the organisers to keep costs to a minimum.
To view the full program and to register visit the conference website: www.cwcewa.com.au/conservation-in-action-2018.
Watershed Landcare has funds available to assist members of our community to attend the conference.
To register your interest contact Watershed Landcare Coordinator, Claudia Wythes, on 0412 011 064 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our website, www.watershedlandcare.com.au, and keep an eye on our Catchment Corner column for news and upcoming events, workshops and seminars. If you would like more information about any of our projects or would like to become a member or join one of our special interest groups contact us email@example.com.