25 September 2010

ANPC: Update on Myrtle Rust

New to the ANPC Website:
Myrtle Rust arrival in Australia – a major threat to native biodiversity.
Compiled by: Bob Makinson (20 Sept 2010).Includes:

•Myrtle Rust arrival in New South Wales
•Why is this a big problem?
•The potential scale of the problem
•Can these rust diseases be controlled?
•What is being done?
•What to do if you see a myrtaceous plant with brown lesions or yellow pustules on leaf or stems
•Further information and links

Go to: http://www.anbg.gov.au/anpc/resources/Myrtle_Rust.html to see the full update.

23 September 2010

ANPC: Translocation of Threatened Plants Workshop

Have you been involved in, or would you like to be involved in, the planning, approval or implementation of a translocation project for threatened flora? Then this workshop is relevant to you.

When: Friday 5th November, 2010
Where: Tweed Bicentennial Environment Park, Centennial Park, Pottsville, NSW

Registrations close Thursday 28th October
For further information regarding content, costs, registration etc go to: http://www.anbg.gov.au/anpc/courses/Translocation%20NSW%20Nov%202010/TranslocationNov2010.html

Or phone the ANPC Office: 02 6250 9509


From Little Things Big Things Grow - Grassland Restoration Beeac and Birregurra

You saw it when it all began…come see how things have grown. It’s the fifth year since sowing was initiated at the Beeac and Birregurra sites – there have been some interesting discoveries along the way. Find out more from the Grassy Groundcover Research Project. Hear a brief presentation about the project-wide outcomes and visit two sowing sites to view on-ground outcomes.

Dr Paul Gibson Roy from Greening Australia and Uni of Melbourne will be present.
When - Friday 29th October 10.30am – 3pm
Where – presentation and lunch – Beeac Hall
Site visit – Beeac cemetery and Bleak House, Birregurra
Cost – free including lunch
RSVP by Friday 22nd October
Contact – Paul Gibson Roy 0427259063 roypg@unimelb.edu.au

ANPC: Book reviewer wanted

CSIRO PUBLISHING has released two new books:

Forest Phoenix: How a Great Forest Recovers After Wildfire, by David Lindenmayer, David Blair, Lachlan McBurney and Sam Banks (http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/21/pid/6426.htm) .
Desert Channels: The Impulse to Conserve, edited by Libby Robin, Chris Dickman and Mandy Martin (http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/6406.htm) .

If you would like to receive a review copy and write a review for publication in a future issue of Australasian Plant Conservation, please contact the APC Editor: Rosemary.Purdie@environment.gov.au