The countdown has begun

Unbelievably almost … nine months of this year have sped by, and we’re already into October.

Harvesters are running, Spring windflowers are waning, and the last 30 days of the countdown to WA’s first Threatened Species Forum has begun in earnest.

The team at NACC is incredibly excited to be bringing this ground-breaking conference to our region, and is working hard to ensure the event is truly an inspiring and enriching learning and outcome-catalytic experience for all who participate.

 

In addition to Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner, Gregory Andrews, the Forum will featured some of the best threatened species scientists and experienced real-world implementers working on threatened species conservation across our state. I would urge all NACC Notes readers to have a look at the “who’s who” list of speakers that we have lined-up to present at the Forum via the Threatened Species Forum website.

Equally impressive, will be the longer list of conference delegates – originating from community groups; institutes, universities and research organisations; government agencies; non-government organisations; and farms, forests and other grass-roots origins.

With up to 200 delegates anticipated at the Forum, it is sure to be an enriching experience for every individual who heads to the Durack Institute of Technology in Geraldton, on the morning of 30 October.

We urge all interested members of the NACC NRM region to register as soon as possible (if you haven’t already), as places are limited, and “selling-out” fastWA TSF Meme. Likewise for the superb range of field trips, some of which are limited to just a handful of people. See the full list of field trip options in the ‘Field Trip’ tab on the web page.

Having just returned from a very successful WA NRM Conference – at which NACC and its partners showcased some of the excellent projects and initiatives being undertaken across the NACC NRM region – we are very excited by the potential of “our” own event at the end of the month.

When I say “our”, at this point, I really want to already thank all of our partner organisatio
ns who have stepped in to help ensure this inaugural Forum is a great success, especially our fellow regional NRM groups, the Department of Parks and Wildlife, and the Australian Government.

I will thank all of the keynote speakers, partners and sponsors after the event, but also want to acknowledge now, the early contributions of our partners at Durack Institute and the WA Museum – Geraldton.

For all of the details about the conference, or to register, you can also go directly to the Eventbrite page.

I’m looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the event.

Richard McLellan
CEO

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