THURSDAY 26 – FRIDAY 27 JULY 2018
Whitesands Function Centre, Shoal Bay Country Club,
35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay
VEGETATION COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
THURSDAY 26 JULY 2018
The Ecological Consultants Association of NSW will be holding a workshop on the assessment of plant communities in NSW.
The workshop is designed to provide information to ecological consultants on the processes and complexities of plant community assessment. David Keith, Daniel Connolly, Ron Avery, Michael Day and Mark Tozer from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage will be speaking on each of the following topics.
- Practical concepts and theory for vegetation classification
- Plant Community Type (PCT) classification
- The derivation of maps and classifications within the PCT revisions
- Plant Community type mapping
- Vegetation information (Data and Systems)
- Diagnosing PCTs
- Final Determinations, intent and utilisation
ECA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018
The Brave New World: New Legislation, Methods and Technology
FRIDAY 27 JULY 2018
This year’s annual conference will highlight changes and initiatives for our industry around new legislation, new methods and new technologies.
Presentations will address aspects of the NSW Biodiversity Act, Local Land Services Act and Biosecurity Act relevant to ecological consultants. Issues of interest relating to new methods required under these acts will be addressed such as where fauna assessment fits into the BAM, Local Government and their role as a consent authority, Category maps their production and use, and Legal aspects of the BAM.
New technologies applicable to our industry will be explained including the use of drones and a new online remote sensing tool .
This year there will also be presentations from the three recipients of our 2017 student grants program