29 August 2013

SAVE THE DATE: ANPC's 10th National Conference, Hobart November 2014

The ANPC’s 10th national conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania in the first week of November 2014.

ANPC national conferences provide a major forum for conservation practitioners, community members and the scientific community to interact at a practical level.

The conference will include:
  • presentations on the latest findings in plant conservation and native vegetation restoration;
  • practical workshops in plant conservation and native vegetation restoration techniques and approaches;
  • field visits demonstrating the protection and restoration of native vegetation; and 
  • social activities to facilitate networking among all stakeholders in plant conservation. 
Further details will be provided at anpc.asn.au/conferences.html as they become available. 

ANPC WORKSHOP on plant identification for flora of the Wimmera, Horsham Victoria 30th – 31st October 2013

ANPC will be hosting a workshop on plant identification for flora of the Wimmera in partnership with Wimmera CMA and Wimmera Landcare 30th – 31st October 2013 in Horsham.

This two day workshop will introduce participants to the plant communities and threatened flora of the Wimmera region and provide the skills and information required to positively identify a range of common plants.

We will use some of the most commonly encountered plant groups to introduce you to the best identification resources (printed, on‑line, and interactive). You will also learn how to access the experts through the identification services of the major herbaria.

Along the way we will de‑mystify identification ‘keys’, and introduce you to useful field characters to look for.

The workshop is targeted at the beginner level, but will also provide a good opportunity for those more experienced in plant identification to refresh their skills.

Learning will be through a combination of theory presentations, practicals and field‑based activities.

Workshop Program.
More information, including fees and registration form.

ANPC welcomes new Office Administrator

ANPC recently welcomed our new Office Administrator Carly Westbye. 

Carly's background is graphic arts and desktop publishing. She has worked in both the public and private sector. Carly is looking forward to sharing her skills and knowledge in the print and publishing industry, along with providing administrative support for the production of workshops and general office duties.  

Carly will be working Monday - Wednesday in the Canberra office and can be contacted on admin (at) anpc.asn.au or (02) 6250 9509. 

Welcome Carly!

NEWS & interesting reads in plant conservation

Patch Protection II: A new project by Greening Australia will investigate effective management of fenced woodland remnants.

The South Australian collaborative project Nature Links is a finalist in Banksia Sustainability Awards.

THE MATRIX IN ECOLOGY (watch) by Don Driscoll - a great example of disseminating research findings.

Four ecosystems added this month to EPBC Act list of threatened ecological communities.

The Red List of Ecosystems: a new approach to conservation. An article by David Salt in ECOS Magazine.

Increasing the resilience of the Australian alpine flora to climate change and associated threats: A plant functional traits approach. A report by National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.

Genetic research assists in a Seed Production Area project (watch). A collaborative project between Greening Australia, Australian National Botanic Gardens, and CSIRO.

A list of 'Top 20 Oz ecology blogs' collated by Ian Lunt.

Opportunity to comment on proposed EPBC Act listings close 6 September:
Obligate Seeding Proteaceae & Kwongan of the Esperance Sandplains.
Hinterland Sand Flats Forest & Woodland of the Sydney Basin Bioregion

ANPC is sharing plant conservation news and articles of interest almost daily through through our social media channels TwitterFacebook and Google +

If you have plant conservation news you would like us to share please email your news to projects (at) anpc.asn.au. Please include "For ANPC News" in the subject.

RESOURCES in plant conservation

Feral Herald - New Official Blog of the Invasive Species Council.

Terrestrial Report Card 2013 - summarising knowledge on climate change impacts in Australian terrestrial and freshwater systems, and identifying knowledge gaps & adaptation responses.

New IUCN translocation guidelines.

Would you like to promote your website, resource, report, book, newsletter or tool? Send suggestions to projects (at) anpc.asn.au


S2S Bioblitz Woomargama NSW 6-8th Sept 2013.

Landcare and Catchment Management Forum 3-5 Sept, Newcastle, NSW

Bushcare's Major Day Out, 8th September. National.

Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference, Singleton NSW 11 Sept.

International Grasslands Congress 15-19 Sept 2013, Sydney, NSW

NSW Weeds Conference, Corowa (Murray River region), NSW 9-12th Sept.

Queensland State Landcare Conference: 'Healthy habitats profitable production', Warwick QLD, 27-29 Sept.

Australian Association of Bush Regeneration NSW Relaunch & Seminar Day Sydney 3 Oct.

Linking Landscapes and People: Landcare Tasmania Conference 5-7 Oct 2013

ACT Centenary Bioblitz. Join in race to identify as many species as possible at Black Mountain 25-27 Oct

Plant Identification for flora of the Wimmera, Horsham, Victoria, 30-31 Oct

31st NSW Environmental Education Conference Dubbo NSW, Sept 26-28.

Sydney Weeds Professional Forum incl. techniques for Weed Management in Environmentally Sensitive Areas, Sydney, NSW, 18 Oct.

Hunter Valley endangered species walk through Lower Hunter Dry Rainforest NSW, habitat for Cynanchum elegans 9th Nov.

International Biogeography Society Early Career Conference 7-10 Jan 2014 Canberra.

ANPC's 10th National Conference, Hobart Tasmania, 1st week Nov 2014.

We are happy to promote events relevant to plant conservation. Please send event details to projects (at) anpc.asn.au.