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IFA - 3 day Virtual Seminar - Traditional Owners Forest and Fire Management

20 Apr 2021

The IFA/AFG is delighted to announce it’s upcoming Virtual Seminar: Traditional Owners, Forest and Fire Management.

The purpose of the virtual seminar is to provide a foundation for forest scientists and forest managers who are seeking insights and understanding so they can improve engagement and collaborate with traditional owners as well as offer insights into successful approaches, programs and collaborations throughout Australia.

Dates: Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 April 2021

Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 noon (AEST) each day


Please note that the program is subject to change.

Tuesday 20 April: Cultural Awareness Training

John Shipp, Wanggaapuwan Man, Western NSW

Team Leader Aboriginal Partnerships; Forestry Corporation of NSW

Wednesday 21 April: Traditional Owners & Fire Management: Caring for Country

Introduction to cool burning & traditional fire practices

Rachel Cavanagh, Yugambeh women of northern NSW and south east QLD

Community Programs & Stakeholder Engagement; Firesticks Alliance

Right fire; Right place

Dr Jack Pascoe, Yuin man

Conservation and Research Manager; Conservation Ecology Centre

Aboriginal people & the bushfire crisis

(Speaker tbc)

Case study: Community engagement and traditional fire management

John Shipp, Wanggaapuwan Man, Western NSW

Team Leader Aboriginal Partnerships; Forestry Corporation of NSW

Thursday 22 April: Traditional Owners & Active Land Management

Pre-colonial land management practices

A/Prof Michael Fletcher, Wiradjuri man

Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, The University of Melbourne

Case study: Carbon farming: Savannah burning as a business generating environmental, community and greenhouse gas emission reduction benefits

Joanne Nelson & Richard King, Northern Kaanju people; Batavia Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

Daryl Killin; Savanna Program Manager, Natural Carbon

Case study: Tiwi Islands, timber production & Tiwi employment

Marbeen Austral, Tiwi Woman

Hanna Lillicrapp, Resource Forester, Midway

Case study: Traditional Owners safeguarding biodiversity and building resilience

(Speaker tbc)


IFA/AFG Member: $45.00

Non-member: $95.00

Please note: Everyone who registers for the virtual seminar will receive a recording of each session, so if you can listen live, you can listen later.

Registrations close: Friday 16 April

CLICK HERE to register.