Landcare in Action: National Landcare & Catchment Management Conference

January 27, 2012 10:27 pm

Conference Overview NZ Landcare Trust will host a 2 day conference starting 29 February 2012 at the Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato Campus, Hamilton. In addition an optional field trip is planned for 28 February, for those who would like to discover more about landcare issues around Hamilton and the work carried out within the community.

The conference will celebrate the work of rural communities from all around New Zealand and provide an opportunity to explore the role that community leadership plays in sustainable land and water management. In addition the conference will examine sustainability in a broader commercial context, investigating how sustainable land management can make good business sense, both to farmers and the wider business community.

With landscapes under increasing pressure from commercial and recreational interests, the need to protect the environment and our native biodiversity has never been more important. The conference will consider the practical challenges associated with combining biodiversity enhancement projects with the commercial needs of primary producers.

Who should attend?

Delegates will share an interest in community led solutions to sustainable land and water issues:

•Landcare and community group representatives
•Iwi representatives
•Resource management professionals
•Land management staff
•Biodiversity and biosecurity professionals
•Local authority representatives
•Government representatives
•Members of the scientific community
•Researchers and tertiary students
•Agricultural and sustainability consultants

For more information
email: [email protected]

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