Field Trips

All field trips will depart from Morphettville Racecourse at 8.30am on Monday 16th April.

For more information please click on the itineraries below:

Coorong, Lower Lakes and River Murray
Mid North and the Rangelands
Adelaide Hills

There is a lot happening in our backyard

The National NRM Regions’ Working Group in partnership with WWF, ACF, and NFF, and supported by the Australian Government Land and Coasts Team, invites you to register for the 4th National NRM Knowledge Conference to be held in Adelaide from 16 to 18 April 2012. Previous National NRM Knowledge Conferences have been held in the Gold Coast (November 2006), Melbourne (April 2008) and Darwin (April 2010).
The Conference will be an opportunity for planning, policy and on ground practitioners to share their relevant successes, experiences and learnings with their Australia-wide colleagues and to see and hear a lot of examples of how programs are being delivered by peers to achieve healthy and resilient landscapes inclusive of productive, cultural and natural systems. The primary audience would include planning officers, researchers, policy officers and on-ground implementers from:
·         Regional NRM Bodies
·         Industry organisations
·         Non-government agencies
·         Government agencies
·         Research and development organisations
The conference is very valuable as a forum to establish and strengthen networks amongst staff across Australia’s 56 regional NRM bodies, government agencies and non-government agencies. The conference will be practical, grounded, informative and tangible.  This doesn’t makes it irrelevant at an Executive or Board level, rather it provides an opportunity to demonstrates the practical value of delivery at a regional scale and how this links with local, state and national scales of delivery.

Conference Theme

Under the banner of 'There’s a lot happening in our backyard' the conference will address a number of sub-themes:

·         Applying resilience approaches to NRM
·         Healthy and productive landscapes/seascapes
·         Planning for new horizons

For each sub-theme we will explore related research and development (innovation), practice change, monitoring, and governance developments. 

Conference Organising Committee

The Conference Organising Committee comprises:

·         Andrew Drysdale, Queensland Regional Groups Collective
·         Danny O’Neill, Executive Officer National NRM Regions Working Group
·         Sharon Starick, Chair, National NRM Region’s Working Group
·         John Carse, CEO, Sydney Metropolitan CMA
·         John Feint, Executive Officer, ACT NRM Council
·         Lyn Walden, General Manager, Northern and Yorke NRM Board, SA
·         Phillip Adams, Australian Government Australian Government Land and Coasts Team
·         Paul Sinclair, ACF
·         Ruth Redfern, NFF