Land Mangement for Conservation - Drawing on Truths from the First Tasmanians

This event was originally scheduled for 02 May 2020, but has been postponed to 07 Nov 2020 due to COVID-19

Conservation Landholders Tasmania is partnering with Reconciliation Tasmania to present
a forum of eminent historians, academics and practitioners in the field of Land
Management through Fire from both historical perspectives and modern-day applications.

The recent shocking events on mainland Australia have highlighted and reinforced the
urgency of dealing with and planning for the risk of bushfires on our properties. This forum
provides an opportunity to increase our understanding of past and current practices
applicable to protecting our land from fires plus minimising their effects.

Our panel of presenters includes:
1. Fiona Hughes (traditional Welcome to Country)
2. Jason Thomas (traditional Smoking Ceremony)
3. Dr Patsy Cameron (setting the scene with her family history on Invasion)
4. Professor Bill Gammage (author of “The Greatest Estate on Earth”)
5. Professor Greg Lehman (current Cool Burning experience and practices)
6. Landcare Tasmania (issues to consider for Conservation Properties)
7. Bob Gordon (current burning practices)

A Q&A session will follow the presentations. This is anticipated to be the highlight of the
day for panel members and attendees – interactive, informative and profoundly useful to
landholders and indeed all citizens

Tea and coffee will be available from 8:30 am, with the forum to commence at 9:00 am.
We will be providing morning tea and lunch and the day will conclude at approximately
4:30 pm.

Fuller’s Bookshop will also have a range of titles for sale that are relevant to the forum’s

Cost is $75 per adult including meals, with an “Early Bird” rate of $60 until 14 March
2020. Registration closes 30 April, 2020. Contact the organisers below and register online.

May 02, 2020 at 8:30am - 4:30pm
Ross Town Hall
12 Bridge St
Ross, TAS 7209
Google map and directions
Gail Dennett

0408 997 240