Webinar | Aboriginal Cultural Burn Practices applied to EPBC Grassland Management at Hobart Airport

EIANZ invites you to attend an upcoming webinar presentation on Aboriginal Cultural Burn Practices applied to EPBC Grassland Management at Hobart Airport .

Aboriginal Cultural Burn Practices applied to EPBC Grassland Management at Hobart Airport. This webinar will feature the application and monitoring outcomes at Hobart Airport’s EPBC listed Critically Endangered grassland using fire as an environmental management tool. The webinar’s focus will include the importance of the application of cultural land management practices in protecting and managing biodiversity, and opportunities for working in partnership with industry and other stakeholders. The presentation will also include discussion points on the environmental assessment process, and the monitoring outcomes of two cool burn events undertaken in the winter seasons of 2021 and 2022.

Meet the speakers:

Andry Sculthorpe | Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC)

Andry is a pakana with traditional connection to the pinterrarrer and trawlwulway people from lumaranatana/Cape Portland, living in Hobart and has worked for the Tasmanian Aboriginal over a period 20 years in the areas of land management and cultural heritage. Over the past 8 years Andry has been facilitating the revitalisation of cultural fire practice within the Aboriginal community and Ranger groups.

Kirsten Leggett | former Hobart Airport Environment Manager

Kirsten Leggett is has over 25 years’ experience in environmental management, working in roles within local government, Commonwealth government and private industry. Kirsten was Hobart Airport’s Environment Manager for over 8 years, and responsible for implementing a range of sustainable strategies in that time. The cultural burning of the Airport’s EPBC Grassland was Kirsten’s last project at the Airport before joining the Australian Antarctic Division’s Environmental Management Team.

Nicole Sherriff | Hobart Airport Environment & Sustainability Manager

Nicole Sherriff has been involved in environmental management and conservation across Tasmanian reserved areas for over 20 years. Stepping into environmental management at Hobart Airport in 2021, Nicole is pleased to continue working to protect and enhance biodiversity value, including advice and management support from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community to implement a 5 year burn plan for the EPBC grassland.

This webinar will run on Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

This webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all registered attendees.

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Event details

When: 12 October 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Webinar

Cost: $10 EIANZ Members, $20 Non-members (AUD)

Contact: Enquiries via +61 3 8593 4140 or

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