Broken Hill Field Trip… Book Now!

More information about the field trip can be viewed here Bookings are now open (click here) for anyone travelling to the much anticipated August field trip to Broken Hill - including the awards dinner.  [If you are a Broken Hill local please book on the separate booking site]  The Albert Morris Award Committee (a collaboration of AABR, ANPC, [...]

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Van Klaphake’s Grasses & Rainforest plants ID Workshops

Bookings for Grasses of the Sydney Region – 8 - 9 July, Bookings for the NEW Rainforest Plant Identification – 26 - 27 August.  

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Photo galleries from our events

When we're out and about there are always photos being taken and we'd like to share them. The Gallery page hosts AABR's collection of photos and will be developed in the future to accommodate case studies of Before and Afters. Here are the happy snaps  

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Subtropical rainforest restoration at the Rous Water Rainforest Reserve

An inspiring case study of a remnant in the Big Scrub area being on the full recovery trajectory for restoration. Brett Weissel chronicles Rous Water’s restoration project which utilized innovative mechanical techniques to achieve successional transition illustrated in a very impressive recovery wheel. View the video by Rous County Council's  Brett Weissel & Anthony Acret [...]

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Restoration in fragmented landscapes – The importance of genetics

  The million dollar question of 'provenance' is eloquently described by Lind Broadhurst within the context of habitat fragmentation and climate change impacts. The talk simply explains the role of genetics in understanding inbreeding depressions and how they can arise from small population sizes or reduced parental numbers. A must see video for anyone who [...]

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Using regional revegetation guides to inform reference ecosystems

Revegetation guides can provide a valuable resource in determining a local indigenous reference community- Principle 1 of the National Restoration Standards. Gill Earl provides a walk through of the Murray-Riverina vegetation guides that are widely accepted as the go-to resource for revegetation projects in that area. The elements of the guides are outlined and why [...]

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Using the Atlas of Living Australia to assist provenance selection

How do you work out what plants are suitable to grow in a climate changing world? Trevor Booth outlines a process using readily available web tools, the Atlas of Living Australia along side the Climate change in Australia website, which enables a variety of climate change scenarios to be considered and the location of potential [...]

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Reflections from a Local Government Bush Regeneration program

Councils undertaking ecological restoration projects have an additional suite of challenges to deal with. This presentation outlines the reality of working on-ground within a council system, how bush regeneration principles are applied under strategic parameters and the critical role and importance of volunteers in enhancing on-ground outcomes, education and leveraging funding. This video also provides [...]

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Wetland restoration case studies from Discovery Bay-SA

Just add water...Three wetland restoration case studies are presented by Mark Bachmann which outline the historical basis for the degradation, the process of identifying viable project sites and and the setting of goals to deliver significant wetland restoration. Mark references the Six Principles in the National Restoration Standards to highlight their relevance in designing, monitoring [...]

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Genetics and Restoration

How do ensure your restoration project will be resilient in times of changing climate and increased fragmentation across the landscape? Tein McDonald discusses with Linda Broadhurst the implications of population size, the parental gene pool and the significance of pollinators in ensuring genetic diversity and countering inbreeding depression. In this expanding field, the importance of [...]

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