Forests, Fires and Green shoots to Recovery Forum 2020 - CANCELLED

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Monday, 30 March 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Green shoots from blackened trunks in the forests of Namadgi NP were the first signs of hope after Canberra’s bleak summer. Friends of ANBG are holding a Forum to highlight the amazing regeneration of Australian forests. Brett McNamara, Manager of Namadgi NP, will provide an update on what the Park’s recovery looks like and the challenges past, present and future. Ion Maher, former Ranger in Charge of Kinglake NP, will illustrate the story of the disastrous 2009 Victorian forest fires and relate how that Park recovered including its relationship to its nearby community. Wally Bell, traditional Ngunawal custodian, will relate what the forests mean to the local indigenous community and illuminate aspects of caring for country. Local ABC radio presenter during the 2003 fires David Kilby will MC and field your questions in a Q&A session.

The Forum will be a springboard into a week of ‘Green Shoots Walks’ provided by ANBG Guides. They will commence on Monday 30th March and end Sunday 5th April. The Guides will point out the amazing characteristics Australian plant species have utilized to survive on this fire prone continent. The 11am and 2pm walks are free, take one hour and leave from the Visitors Centre.

Unfortunately due to coronavirus fears, this event has had to be CANCELLED.  We will advise once a new date is confirmed for later this year.