Field Trips

Field Trips

Field trips 1-4 are available to registered Conference delegates only and will be held on Thursday 9 April 2020. Delegates will be able to select one (1) field trip option. Field trips will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Note: Field trips that they are subject to change based on operational requirements, safety and inclement weather.

Field Trip 1 - Broadacre Landscape

Seed orchards for conservation and forestry. Broadacre landscape revegetation for farms and land managers through use of direct seeding technologies.

Lead by: Luke Bulkeley, Program Manager, ACT Natural Resource Management

Dr David Bush, Director, Australian Tree Seed Centre

Nigel England, Research Technician, Australian Tree Seed Centre

Graham Fifield, Operations Lead, Great Southern Landscapes, Greening Australia

Visiting: ANBG threatened species seed production area; CSIRO Black Mountain Eucalyptus benthamii seed orchard; Kowen Forest Eucalyptus blakelyi provenance test site and Gundaroo farm direct seeding site.

Date: 9 April 2020

Time: Depart from ANBG bus stop at 8:30am and return by mid-afternoon

Ticket: Included in registration

Field Trip 3 - Seed Technology, Agronomic Crops and Revegetation

Seed technology for agronomic crops and revegetation.

Lead by: Stuart Brown, Manager, CSIRO Boorowa Agricultural Research Station

Dr Jose Barrero, Research Scientist, CSIRO Agriculture and Food

Visiting: CSIRO Boorowa Agricultural Research Station (BARS). Demonstrating equipment and technologies in the following areas: seed sowing for experimental plots and revegetation direct seeding, seed harvesting and post harvest quality assessment, seed priming technologies and equipment, seed cleaning equipment.

Date: 9 April 2020

Time: Depart from ANBG bus stop at 8:30am and return by mid-afternoon

Ticket: Included in registration

Field Trip 2 - Grassland Restoration

Grassland restoration sites around Lake Burley Griffin and Kama Nature Reserve. Seed production of forbs and grasses for grassland restoration at Greening Australia.

Lead by: Joshua Hodges, PhD candidate, Charles Sturt University, Australian National University and ANBG National Seed Bank

Dr John Fitz Gerald, Friends of Grasslands

Stephen Bruce, Seed Bank Manager, Greening Australia

Visiting: Yarramundi Reach, rotational burning of grassland; Kama Reserve, grassland and open box-gum and other woodland, scrape and sow, management research; National Arboretum, scrape and sow near box-gum woodland remnants, and Greening Australia seed production area, seed production

Date: 9 April 2020

Time: Depart from ANBG bus stop at 8:30am and return by mid-afternoon

Ticket: Included in registration

Field Trip 4 - Aboriginal Fire Management

Cultural burning for ecological benefit, reducing risk of wild fires and maintaining cultural practices.

Lead by: Dean Freeman, Aboriginal Fire Management Officer – Cultural Burns, ACT Parks and Conservation Service

Visiting: Gungahlin ocre pit sites and Jerrabomberra wetlands. Demonstrating sites of cultural significance and how cultural burning can protect these sites. Management of weed species with cultural burning and how this as a practice can lead to a change in vegetation to the benefit of native species. Visit to Burrunju Art Gallery, Yarramundi Reach.

Date: 9 April 2020

Time: Depart from ANBG bus stop at 8:30am and return by mid-afternoon

Ticket: Included in registration

Pre-Conference Field Trip

Registrations for Field trip 5 will be separate to the general conference booking but can be paid for together.

Note: Field trips are subject to change based on operational requirements, safety and inclement weather.

Field trip 5: Australian Alps - Multi-day Trip

Alpine seed ecology and collection of species targeted for seed banking from Kosciuszko National Park

Lead by: Dr Gemma Hoyle-Farrell, ANBG, Joe McAuliffe, ANBG and Craig Cosgrove, ANBG.

Visiting: Charlotte Pass, full day walking and collecting tour along the main range towards Mount Kosciuszko. Tour of the Australian Mountain Research Facility

Date: 3-5 April 2020

Time: Depart from the Australian National Botanical Gardens (ANBG) at 3:00pm, Friday 3 April 2020

Return to the Australian National Botanical Gardens (ANBG) at 3:00pm, Sunday 5 April 2020

Ticket (incl.GST): A$400.00 *Limited availability (25)

Registration for field trip 5 closes: Monday 3 February 2020

Accommodation and meals: Southern Alps Ski Club. *Included in ticket price.

Additional information:

For general information on the national park, please click here. 

For park information from the Alps National Parks Cooperative Management Group, click here. 

Click here for more information on the Australian Mountain Research facility. 

Note: Minimum number of participants required for trip to take place.