Landholders, peak agencies and groups involved in bushfire management, local and state government representatives and community groups will gather in Sydney on 22-23 June to share ideas on the complex issue of bushfire management, discuss the lessons learnt from previous bushfire campaigns and gain a new understanding of the role of fire in the Australian landscape.
Presented by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, the conference will focus on managing fire for both asset protection and the best possible outcomes for the environment. Ecologically sustainable bushfire management will only become more important given the predicted increase in bushfire severity and frequency due to climate change.
NSW Minister for Emergency Services, Steve Whan
Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Executive Director, Cate Faehrmann
University of Wollongong, Professor Ross Bradstock, on the future of
University of New England, Assoc. Professor Peter Clarke, on climate
change, fire severity and biodiversity
What: Biodiversity Under Fire: 7th Biennial Bushfire Management
When: Starts Mon 22 June, 2009. 9am.
Where: NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir
Street, Surry Hills (near Central Station)