2021 National Landcare Conference

Wed 04/08/2021 - Fri 06/08/2021

The National Landcare Conference, Wednesday 4 – 6 August, 2021 – Early Bird tickets close May 1

International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Landcarers from across the country will gather this August to share knowledge, ideas, and plan for the future – as part of the 2021 National Landcare Conference. With over 60 speakers, the conference includes a field trip program around the Greater Sydney region, and four important panels on the topics of Landcare Farming, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Bushfire Recovery and Resilience, and Cultural Land Management. Returning as MC for the event, Costa Georgiadis, is excited to once again be part of this opportunity for the Landcare community to come together. You can register to attend in person and take advantage of the Early Bird ticket price that is open until May 1, or you can register as an online delegate. For more information about the National Landcare Conference program and to register please visit: https://nationallandcareconference.org.au/

Landcare Australia Campaign Calendar  

You will find attached a campaign calendar that provides landcare stakeholders with the key campaign dates for 2021. We will update this regularly and share with you. 

Landcare Webinar Series – Register Today 

Its free and easy to register to the Landcare Webinar Series. You only need to register once and we will contact you with information about the upcoming webinars and when they are available for you to watch online. You can watch the webinars via the Landcarer platform and ask the speakers questions, or you can watch on YoutTube via the Landcare Australia website. When you register we will send you the links. Coming up on the Landcare Webinar Series in the next few months are webinars on the following topics: 

Landcare outside Australia – what’s been achieved, and what can we learn? | 6th May at 1pm – 2pm AEST
  • Facilitator: Andrea Mason, Chair Global Landcare
  • Speaker(s): Rob Youl, Vice Chair Global Landcare | Tony Bartlett, former Forestry Research Program Manager
  • Description: Rob and Tony will share the incredible work occurring in landcare outside of Australian borders, what we can learn from it, and where it is all headed. 
Landcare Smart Farm - Natural Capital Accounting Project | 10th June at 2pm – 3pm AEST
  • Facilitator: Mick Taylor, Landcare Farming Program Manager at Landcare Australia
  • Speaker(s): Jim Radford, Principle Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Future Landscapes
  • Description: The Farm-Scale Natural Capital Accounting project is funded through the Australian Government’s Smart Farming Partnership scheme involving 10 partners. The project aims to reveal and emphasise the benefits of natural capital for agricultural production. In this talk, Jim Radford and Mick Taylor will discuss the importance of this project, and how it will help us farm more sustainably. 
Natural resource management – from traditional methods to modern innovation | 24th June at 2pm – 3pm AEST
  • Facilitator: James Walsh, Head of Landcare Services for Landcare Australia
  • Speaker(s): Tein McDonald, Bureau of Meteorology | Amy Lepinay, Sunbirds Aero
  • Description: Coming up in this webinar is a fascinating discussion with Tein who will provide a history of the bush regeneration movement in Sydney. Amy will introduce how technology has impacted our resource management methodology by using drones for weed spotting.
The Power of Landcare Partnerships | 29th July at 2pm - 3pm AEST 
  • Facilitator: Xuela Sledge, Greater Sydney Landcare Network
  • Speaker(s): Henrietta Mooney, Hunter Region Landcare Network | Nicole Maher, Murrumbidgee Landcare
  • Description: In this discussion, Nicole and Henrietta will speak to Xuela about how their networks coordinate and build strong relationships within and across landcare communities and government bodies. 

To register for the Landcare Webinar Series, review the program for 2021 or watch the recordings of previous webinars please Visit this page.

2021 State and Territory Landcare Award – nominations open for VIC, SA and QLD
Nominations are open for the 2021 State and Territory Landcare Awards in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland with other regions launching their campaigns shortly. The Landcare Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the landcare champions from urban and rural communities excelling in sustainable agricultural practices, environmental protection, conservation of land and waterways, coastlines and biodiversity. If you know a group, organisation or individual that should be recognised we encourage you to nominate them for a 2021 State and Territory Landcare Award. A promo pack will be circulated to you in May for your communications channels. For further information please visit https://landcareaustralia.org.au/landcare-awards-2021/

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