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20 April 2017

SEQFBC 2017 Autumn Forum

Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens

Come along and hear from a great range of speakers and network with land managers, researchers and fire professionals for the first SEQFBC Forum of the year.

Speakers include Dr Elizabeth Tasker NSW NPWS speaking about the Warrumbungles Fire Project; Dr Katrin Lowe (Griffith University) Acid Frogs on North Stradbroke Island; Nic McCarthy (PhD candidate, University of Queensland (UQ)) Fire Weather and Convective Plumes; and SEQFBC Scholarship Students Orpheus Butler ((PhD candidate
Griffith University) on fire, carbon/nitrogen cycling within soils; Brooke Williams (UQ Honours Student) and Prof Kerrie Wilson (University of Queensland)

SAVE THIS DATE! Registrations to come. 

10 March 2017

Individual Property Fire Management Planning Workshop for Redland City Council Residents

Indigiscapes, Runnymead Road Capalaba

Do you have a Fire Management Plan for your property?

Join representatives from Redland City Council, Queensland Fire & Emergency Service and SEQ Fire & Biodiversity Consortium to learn more about Fire Management for your property and balancing fire safety with conservation of bush land flora and fauna. To RSVP phone 3824 8611 or email IndigiScapes@redland.qld.gov.au


for residents of Redland City Council. 

15th March 2017

QFES & SEQFBC Bushfire Preparedness Community Information Evening

Coolum State School Hall

Are you interested in learning more about bushfire and how it is managed in your local area?  Would you like to have a better understanding of how fire interacts with the environment and how you can best prepare your property for bushfire? 
Come along to this free information evening, organised by the South East Queensland (SEQ) Fire and Biodiversity Consortium in partnership with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.  Guest speakers from the following organisations will be available to answer questions and provide information:
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.
Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium.
We look forward to seeing you there!

23-24 March 2017

Rainforests of Subtropical Australia: A symposium of science and practice

Gold Coast, Australia

Featuring many of Australia’s leading rainforest experts make sure you keep aside the 23rd and 24th March 2017 to attend this once in every 10-year event.
If you're interested in getting involved with the symposium, please contact Paul Donatiu or Susie Chapman.
Will include a Fire and Rainforest Forum. 

More details to come: http://www.seqcatchments.com.au/announcements/rainforests-of-subtropical-australia

30-31 May 2017

NCC'c 2017 Bushfire Conference

Sydney, Australia

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW is proud to present our 11th Biennial Bushfire Conference Fire, Fauna and Ferals: from backyards to bush
We are now accepting abstracts for presentations, speed talks, and posters. Please submit abstracts by Wednesday 8th February, 2017.
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?

4-7 September 2017

AFAC 2017: Collaborating for Success – Improving performance in emergency management

Sydney, Australia

Collaborating and improving performance is essential for success in emergency management. Innovating in the face of disruptions and developing our people to successfully manage organisations of the future is a key challenge. Understanding what our people need in order to deliver what communities expect is no simple task. Working together is how we will deliver the best results. AFAC17 will focus on how we can work together to improve our performance, what leading the way looks like and who will benefit from our collective effort.

28 November - 2 December 2017

Fire Vision 20/20 - The 7th AFE International Fire Ecology & Management Congress

Orlando, Florida

The 2017 Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) International Fire Congress will offer an exciting blend of learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy and administrative leaders, and the academic and research community. Presentations will feature the latest in research results and applications.

Workshops throughout the week will provide innovative training opportunities built on the research presentations. Special sessions will focus on unifying the science and applications around key management issues. Round table discussions will allow small groups to focus on key topics and principles.