An important consideration in any restoration project is where to source seed and other plant material to be planted on selected sites. Similarly, evaluating how to store and germinate seed can have a profound impact on long-term success. Despite the importance of these decisions, obtaining the necessary information can be challenging. The Restore and Renew NSW project aims to overcome this challenge.
UPCOMING SEMINAR! Restore & Renew NSW: New provenance guidelines for ecological restoration. The ANPC is hosting a seminar in partnership with the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (AABR) and Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust 6.30pm, Tuesday 12th November 2013. For more information and to register download flyer.
Click on the above image to view a video of Dr Maurizio Rossetto, Principal Research Scientist with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, outlining the vision for the Restore and Renew NSW project.
A survey of species commonly used in restoration across NSW
The Australian Network for Plant Conservation is working with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust to identify around 200 plant species considered most useful in restoration projects across NSW to be included in the Restore and Renew NSW project. The ANPC is also collating a list of provenance and fitness guidelines for restoration.
The initial stage of this project is an online survey targeted at anyone involved in native vegetation restoration projects in NSW, including: restoration practitioners, bush regenerators, community volunteers, growers, seed collectors, regulators, licensors and researchers.
Through this survey, respondents have an opportunity to suggest species to be included in the resulting Restore and Renew NSW website.
Survey respondents will go in a draw to win a one year individual or community group membership to the Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC), valued at up to $105.
The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ANPC2013 and closes Friday 29th November.
Thank you to those who have already completed the survey.
Seeking project partners and sponsors
Continued implementation of the Restore and Renew NSW project is dependent upon securing sufficient practical and financial support. Interested parties can discuss opportunities with Dr Maurizio Rossetto.
This preliminary project webpage will be updated as the project progresses.