Wednesday 19 October 2022

Leading, adapting and reimagining the future of forestry

A cross-section of the nation’s leading minds have converged in Albury to reimagine the future of Australian forestry and share knowledge and ideas to ensure forests can benefit generations to come.

Over 320 scientists, researchers, forestry professionals and foresters will gather at Forestry Australia’s National Symposium, to be held at the Albury Entertainment Centre from 20-22 October.

Under the theme – Leading, adapting and reimagining, the future of forestry, the symposium will cover a wide range of topics, including increasing collaboration with traditional owners to manage forests; agroforestry and sequestering carbon; improving fire management outcomes; and climate change adaptation.

Key speakers include 2022 Australian Farmer of the Year, Michael Taylor who will participate in a panel discussion about the benefits of growing trees on Australian farms, as well as A/Prof Michael-Shawn Fletcher, who is presenting a keynote address on embracing Traditional Knowledge and leading change to collaborate with Traditional Owners as forest managers.

Forestry Australia President Bob Gordon said the symposium aimed to facilitate conversation and explore strategies that address and create a bright and innovative future for forestry and forests in Australia.

“After months of planning, we’re very excited to bring together the best minds from a diverse range of stakeholders and thought leaders in Albury,” Mr Gordon said.

“Well managed, sustainable forestry has so much to offer Australian society if we can collaborate and tackle the challenges and opportunities ahead of us together,

“We have a wide range of sessions and topics to re-imagine the future of forest management, for all its values so our forests can continue to benefit Australia and Australians for generations to come.

“Forestry Australia continues to build momentum as the national leader for scientists, professionals and farmers who study, manage and care for forests, and the 2022 Symposium aims to advance the many opportunities ahead for well managed forests and a better future.”

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