Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2020
Saving our Rainforests from Fire
Expert panel discussions
This year Big Scrub Rainforest Day is going online, providing even greater opportunity to get involved. Join us for two panel discussions facilitated by well-known ABC journalists Kerry O’Brien and Mick O’Regan focused on the bushfires in and around Nightcap National Park and their impact on Gondwana and lowland subtropical rainforests.
The experienced panels will discuss important issues related to the recent bushfires in and around Nightcap National Park.
PANEL 1 (part 1) will focus on:
- What were the impacts of the major bushfire event of 2019/2020 on our rainforests and their threatened species in Nightcap National Park and nearby areas?
- What lessons can we learn?
PANEL 2 (part 2) will focus on:
To minimise the impacts of future bushfires on our rainforests and threatened species in Nightcap National Park and nearby areas:
- What strategies and on-ground actions should be pursued to reduce the impacts of future bushfires on our rainforests?
- How should bushfire management be improved?
Meet the panelists & facilitators
Big Scrub Landcare is delighted to have such high calibre, skilled, locally-experienced panel members from various backgrounds, rainforest ecologists, threatened species experts and fire practitioners.
- Dr Robert Kooyman – Rainforest Botanist-Ecologist, Macquarie University
- Matthew Wiseman – NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
- Oliver Costello – Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation
- Dave Kelly – NSW NPWS/Saving Our Species Program
- Andy Baker – Researcher, Southern Cross University
- David Milledge – Wildlife Ecologist
Kerry O’Brien and Mick O’Regan facilitate Panel 1 and Panel 2, respectively.