12 November 2010

CONFERENCE: 23rd Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference – Call for Papers now open!

The 23rd Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference will be held at The Sebel Cairns, Queensland from 25 – 30 September 2011.

Abstract submission for the 23rd Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference (APWSS 2011) is now open. The theme for APWSS 2011 is "Weed Management in a Changing World". They invite you to submit an abstract on one or more of the following sub-themes:
Threats and risks in the Asian-Pacific region
Sustainable weed management in the Asian-Pacific region
Weed solutions for the Asian-Pacific region
Economics of weed control in the Asian-Pacific region

Super Earlybird discounted registration is also now available. To save AU$150 on your registration, register online now. To submit an abstract, register or for further information please visit http://www.apwss.com/ or contact apwss@eventcorp.com.au.

01 November 2010

ANPC: Annual General Meeting, 26 November 2010

When: Friday 26 November 2010

Where: Land and Water Board Room (opposite the Herbarium)

CSIRO, Christian Road, Black Mountain, Canberra

All financial members are welcome and if you would like to participate via phone conference please contact the office at least a week before the meeting. Please RSVP to the ANPC Office by Friday 19th November.

Nominations for 2 normal Committee positions are now open. These are to be in writing, signed by 2 members of the Network and accompanied by a written consent from the candidate. Please send nominations to the Secretary by the close of business on Friday 19th November (Secretary, ANPC, PO Box 1777 Canberra City 2601 or faxed to ANPC at 02 6250 9528).
For clarification of the duties of the positions please contact the Secretary, Phil Ainsley (ph: 0428 560 085, email: phillip.ainsley@sa.gov.au), or for membership status of nominees or nominators contact the ANPC office anpc@anpc.asn.au.

TRAINING: Managing Constructed Wetlands & Aquatic Plants

This is a 2 day Wetland Education and Training (WET) Program offering a hands on, experiential approach. It will focus on case studies and learning techniques for the rapid identification of aquatic plants as well as best practice for wetland design and construction. Also included are hydrology, pollution, safety, access and maintenance.

Where: Sydney Olympic Park Cost - $600
When: 17-18 November

For more information http://www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/173588/WET-Nov2010_Final.pdf

CALL FOR COMMENTS: Threatened Species Act review (NSW)

Your views are being sought to help shape the way threatened species are managed in New South Wales. Under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, the Minister for Climate Change and the Environment is required to review the Act every 5 years to determine whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid, and whether the terms of the Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives.

To assist you in formulating your views the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water has prepared a background paper. The paper is not comprehensive, however it does provide some guidance to the major components of the Act. It may be useful as a communication tool with your organisation/membership. Responses need not be confined to the questions contained in the paper. A copy of the background paper can be downloaded from http://tracking.involvecrm.com/?ADMwMDAxQzAwNDFhMTM1M2FiZS0zM2IxLTQxNmUtYTNhOS1jMGFhYTRjZDQxMjMvMjU1ODAwNjdodHRwOi8vd3d3LmVudmlyb25tZW50Lm5zdy5nb3YuYXUvY29uc3VsdC9EZWNQdWJsaWNDb25zdWx0YXRpb24uaHRt
Written submissions should be directed to Threatened Species Conservation Act Review, Director, Landscapes and Ecosystems Conservation Branch, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, PO Box A290, Sydney South NSW 1232 or e-mail mailto:tscact.review@environment.nsw.gov.au%3cmailto:tscact.review@environment.nsw.gov.au>, by 5pm on Wednesday, 17 November 2010.