Forestry Australia 2022 Symposium

20 – 22 October, Albury NSW & Online
Leading, Adapting & Reimagining – The Future of Forestry

To access each session, click on the hyperlinked session title

Thursday 20 October 2022

Opening & Welcome to Country
Plenary # 1
LEADING, ADAPTING AND REIMAGINING – THE FUTURE OF FORESTRY
Chris Perley, Thoughtscapes & Centre for Sustainability, Otago University
Plenary #2
REIMAGINING FORESTRY IN AUSTRALIA THROUGH A GLOBAL FILTER
Dr Lyndall Bull, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (Please note this video is coming soon)
Panel #1
THE REIMAGINING OF AGRICULTURAL & FORESTRY LANDSCAPES
Mark Rogers, New Forests
Cullen Gunn, Kilter Rural
Keith Lamb, Araucaria Advisory
Plenary #3
EMBRACING TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND LEADING CHANGE TO COLLABORATE WITH TRADITIONAL OWNERS AS FOREST MANAGERS
A/Prof Michael-Shawn Fletcher, University of Melbourne
Panel #2
REIMAGINING FORESTRY’S STRATEGIC COLLABORATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS
Monique Dawson, VicForests
Rodney Carter, Dja Dja Wurrung
Brendan Foran, Greening Australia
Dr John Kanowski, Australian Wildlife
Panel #3
GROWING TIMBER: GETTING TRACTION ON AUSTRALIAN FARMS
Molly Marshall, Private Forests Tasmania
Andrew Lang, Farm Forest Growers Victoria
Paul Millen, New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative
Michael Taylor, 2022 Australian Farmer of the Year

Friday 21 October 2022

Welcome Day 2
Panel #4
THE POLITICS AND POLICY TO EXPAND THE FORESTRY ESTATE

Jenny Bradley, Clean Energy Regulator
David Jochinke, Vice President, National Farmers Federation
Cathy McGowan AO, Former Member of the Australian House of Representatives

Panel:
Ross Hampton, Australian Forest Products Association & Dr Kevin Harding, Farm Forester & AFG President

Launch
TURNING THE GOALS OF THE NATIONAL BUSHFIRE MANAGEMENT POLICY STATEMENT INTO OBJECTIVES & KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Dr Kevin Tolhurst & Gary Morgan, Forestry Australia’s Forest Fire Management Committee
Concurrent 1 | Fire
EVIDENCE-BASED FIRE MANAGEMENT – NOT JUST POLITICS AND SPIN
Dr Kevin Tolhurst AM, University of Melbourne
THE INTERACTION OF AGENCIES IN THE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION OF FIRE
Dean Anderson, Forestry Corporation of NSW
THE IMPACTS OF 2019-20 BUSHFIRES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF VICTORIA’S MODERNISED RFA’S
Dr Tony Bartlett, Bartlett Forestry Consulting
Concurrent 2 | Water
FORESTS, WATER, CLIMATE RISKS & SCIENCE – POLICY DILEMMA
Jason Alexandra, Alexandra and Associates
PREDICTING FUTURE CLIMATE IMPACTS ON FOREST PRODUCTIVITY, WATER USE AND DROUGHT RISK
Prof Belinda Medlyn, Hawkesbury, Institute for the Environment
LESSONS FROM 50 YEARS OF PLANTATION HYDROLOGY RESEARCH FOR NEW PLANTINGS IN THE MURRAY DARLING BASIN – THE PHYSICS & MANAGING COMMUNITY PERCEPTIONS
A/Prof Leon Bren, University of Melbourne
Concurrent 3 | Climate Change Adaption
A HELICOPTER VIEW OF CLIMATE CHANGE: SEEING BOTH THE FOREST AND THE TREES
Prof Mark Howden, Australian National University
30 YEAR WEATHER FORECAST
Dr David Jones, Bureau of Meteorology
CLIMATE-INDUCED IMPACTS ON FOREST SYSTEMS
Dr Patrick Mitchell, CSIRO
Concurrent 4 | Recovery & Resilience
CUTTING THROUGH – A MENTAL HEALTH CASE STUDY
Barb Walters, Rural Alive and Well
BUSHFIRE RECOVERY IN THE MURRAY
Mary Hoodless, Regional Development Australia Murray Inc
BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES WITHIN THE SNOWY VALLEYS
Andrew Rae, National Recovery and Resilience Agency
Closing Plenary & Wrap Up
INNOVATION IS A STATE OF MIND
James O’Loughlin, Esteemed Author, Broadcaster, Innovation Speaker & former host of the ABC’s The New Inventor’s