The role of the NZPCN is to facilitate and advocate for plant conservation as well as providing information and support to plant conservation practitioners, landowners, and managers. Our biennial conferences are highly regarded as the best place to meet people who are passionate about plant conservation and to network and collaborate on shared issues and challenges. Our next conference will take place in Tāhuna/Queenstown in December 2022, the focus will be restoration ecology in New Zealand. We see Queenstown as an ideal location to host a restoration focused conference given the extent of the conifer to native ecosystem conversion underway and the ever-increasing number and size of local restoration projects. The essential conference details are listed below, more announcements will follow on our webpage and in our newsletter.
Conference registration closed on 11 November 2022.
Conference dates: 4 – 7 December 2022
Conference theme: Hauropi whakahou ki Aotearoa/Restoration Ecology in New Zealand
Topics within theme:
• Challenges to scaling up restoration projects
• Engagement and education
• Iwi/hapū led restoration processes and case-studies
• Monitoring restoration projects
• Restoration after conifer removal
• Restoring threatened native plant populations
• Valuing natural regeneration
Download the full programme here.
Sunday 4 December: workshops & registration and welcome event (evening)
Monday 5 December: talks/presentations & botanical bowls (evening)
Tuesday 6 December: talks/presentations and 2022 Plant Conservation Awards Ceremony (evening)
Wednesday 7 December: field trips
More about 2022 conference workshops can be found here.
More about 2022 field trips can be found here.
More about the 2022 conference venue and accommodation can be found here.
Conference organising committee:
• Alex Fergus, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research (primary organiser)
• Joanna Smith, Wakatipu Reforestation Trust
• Jesse Bythell, QEII National Trust