Call for Abstracts NCC’s 2017 Bushfire Conference and Registration Now Open
The Nature Conservation Council of NSW is proud to present our 11th Biennial Bushfire Conference, to be held in Sydney on
Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st May, with a Field Trip on Thursday 1st June
We are now accepting abstracts for presentations, speed talks, and posters.
Please submit abstracts by Wednesday 15th February, 2017.
Overview of Conference Themes
Fire, Fauna and Ferals: from backyards to bush
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. This Conference is an opportunity to contribute to discussions on how to move beyond current fire management approaches that aim to minimise environmental harm and toward approaches that help protect, support and restore ecological values.
Four Key Conference Themes
- 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?
- Using fire for restoration. How is fire being used for ecological restoration and integrated with other land management practices?
- 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?
- Fire, weeds and ferals. How can the interactions of fire, weeds and feral animal species be managed most effectively?
Who should contribute? Fire ecologists, researchers, fire agencies, restoration consultants and organisations/agencies/communities/individuals investigating and using fire to support ecological values. We welcome contributions from on-ground projects in Council reserves, National Parks, IPA’s, private properties etc.
Registration and Further Information
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