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What we have learned from the bushfire inquiries, the ongoing recovery and how we can prepare for the coming season
Date: Wednesday 23 September 2020
Time: 1:00 pm (AEST)
About: Gary Morgan AM AFSM will join us for a brief round-up of the various findings and recommendations which have been released by State-level inquiries and the Royal Commission into the 2019-20 Bushfires. Gary will share his reflections on the findings from inquiries into this bushfire season, and how they compare to inquiry findings after past seasons. The webinar will then focus on preparation, particularly in light of the NSW Inquiry finding that our land requires an increase in prescribed burning. Dr Lachie McCaw will the present from his significant knowledge and experience into how to introduce prescribed burning into a landscape and also as a private forest grower, provide guidance to other private growers on Preparing your forest for fire season.
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FPA 2020 Research Update
Date: Friday 25th September 2020
Time: 9:50am – 4:20pm
About: The Forest Practices Authority hosts an annual research update. The purpose of this annual event is to update stakeholders on research (by multiple research providers) conducted in the last financial year. The event is typically attended by foresters, government employees, consultants, university students and academics.
The one-day conference has three sessions, Soil and Water, Biodiversity and Socio-economic research. A wide range of presenters typically attend including FPA staff, university, private and industry researchers. Last year the Biodiversity program had a strong focus on eagles, but this year all three sessions have a broad range of topics, from soil carbon, frog and bat activity in plantations, improvements in monitoring techniques and the economics of wood hooking. Each talk is typically followed by some pertinent questions, and the day wraps up with a general discussion about forest research and the forest practices system. However the talks are not the only highlight of the day, with the chats over morning tea and lunch often leading to new connections and promoting future collaborations. It is usually an extremely informative and entertaining day that continues to see popular attendance rates and receive very positive feedback from attendees.
*Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event is able to be joined remotely as a webinar, see details below.
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Click HERE for webinar joining instructions (Microsoft Teams)