K2C Mini Forum: ACT government approach to weed management

Presenter Steve Taylor, Senior Weeds Officer at ACT P&CS. This is K2C last Mini Forum 2017
  • When 08 Dec, 2017 from 10:45 AM to 12:30 PM (Australia/Sydney / UTC1100)
  • Where NSW Government Offices, 11 Farrer Place, Queanbeyan.
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  • Contact Phone 0403 221 117 or 6241 4065
  • Attendees K2C Mini Forums are open to K2C Partners, their staff and volunteers, K2C Associate Partners and Invited Guests. This is a free event and morning tea is included, but you need to register. You need to register for this event.
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Steve Taylor has worked since 2000 for ACT Parks and Conservation Service (P&CS) as a parks ranger, weeds officer, and fire crew member and later as a crew leader. However, he began career in weed control and ecological restoration doing bush regeneration in Sydney in the mid 1980s, completed applied science degree as a mature aged student in 1992, and gained valuable experience in vegetation and wildlife survey jobs and work at the National Botanic Gardens.

Since taking over as the ACT Senior Weeds Officer, Steve has adopted a number of innovative approaches to weed control. He will speak on the ACT weeds legislation, major ACT weed containment and eradication strategies and approaches, keeping up with changes in thinking and technology, and training and use of professional staff, contractors and volunteers. He will also talk about the use of Facebook and other on-line media to identify new and potentially dangerous weeds, and approaches to extreme weed control and use of drones. 

This will be a great learning opportunity and Steve will be happy to share his experience and answer difficult questions.