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Veg Futures 08 - Australia's national vegetation conference


20 - 23 October Toowoomba, Queensland


http://www.greeningaustralia.org.au/resources/veg-futures-08

Greening Australia and Land & Water Australia held  Veg Futures 08 - a comprehensive, practical conference about the nation's most pressing challenges for vegetation management in regional and peri-urban landscapes.

The Veg Futures 08 program  tackled the big questions around vegetation management with a focus on biodiversity, water quality and landscape resilience in the face of climate change.

Native seed and revegetation workshop

The Veg Futures 08 program included a workshop specifically on native seed and revegetation, delivered by Florabank.  The invited speaker at this workshop was Dr Andrew Young from CSIRO Plant Industry.

Keynote Speakers for Veg Futures 08 included:

Kathy Viatella, The Nature Conservancy
Dr Sue McIntyre, CSIRO and Richard Thackway, BRS
Stuart Bunn, Griffith University
Ashley Stafford, Baker & McKenzie
Mark Howden, CSIRO
Alex Campbell, Joint Venture Agroforestry Program
Tony Hiscock, Alcoa

Program Features

The program also included a day of practical interactive workshops and the much anticipated day of 'paddock sessions' where delegates got the chance to experience local vegetation management issues first hand 'in the field'.

Hot topics of the conference:

Landscape, regional and continental scale restoration and management
Climate change and biodiversity
Carbon markets and Market Based Instruments (MBIs)
Native seed and revegetation
Integrating biodiversity and production
Peri-urban challenges
Vegetation and water quality outcomes

For more information visit
http://www.greeningaustralia.org.au/resources/veg-futures-08