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Fire and Biodiversity Forum

Broadscale prescribed burning is used extensively as a fire mitigation tool in the SouthWest of WA.
In this forum we will examine its effectiveness and the ways it interacts with the natural landscape, including its impact on all living things.
Our objective is to further develop an informed and nuanced conversation around fire mitigation, responses to fire, biodiversity, people and places, in the face of a changing climate.
Registration 8.45am
Start 9.30am
Social Event: 4pm – 6pm
Please bring a water bottle and a name tag
Catering and Music
This forum is a fully catered event. Food will be provided by Margaret River Catering, including lunch and an end of the day social gathering from 4pm to 6pm with drinks, refreshments and music by Carlotta Brook.
“Miranda Aitken, Anu Grace and Laurie Bancroft are Carlotta Brook performing original music full of story, heart and love for country.”
Convenor – Dr Carole Peters
Compère – Dr Mignon Shardlow
Welcome to Country – Mr Iszaac Webb & Dr Wayne Webb
Dr Liz Barbour & Mr Mikey Cernotta
Emer Prof Don Bradshaw
Dr Valerie Densmore
Prof Kingsley Dixon
Dr David Galloway
Mr Ed Hatherley
Dr Anna Hopkins
Mr David Knowles
Emer Prof Carmen Lawrence
Prof Stephen van Leeuwen
Dr Alison Lullfitz & Aunty Lynette Knapp
Adjunct Assoc Prof Philip Zylstra
The next day on Saturday the 5th of June from 9:30am to 12:30pm, there will be an additional workshop and field trip. This is an informal workshop session with a series of short presentations and collegial group interactions. Ideas and questions are welcomed; working together in small groups to brainstorm possibilities, apply problem solving strategies and share ideas. Find out more here:
June 06, 2021 at 9:30am - 3pm
Margaret River HEART
47 Wallcliffe Rd
Margaret River, WA 6285
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Will you come?