Correct at 17 August, subject to change
Post Conference Field Trip: Bridging the rural-urban divide (Optional Extra, cost $40 per person)
This field trip offers participants the opportunity to speak with on-ground practitioners about peri-urban/urban pest control and the management of pests and people at the primary production and rural interface in the Coffs area.
The tour will visit locations in and around Coffs Harbour City (population 70,000) where pests such as deer, wild dogs, foxes, feral cats and rabbits are being studied and managed to mitigate impacts on residents, industry and biodiversity values on the Coffs Coast. Practitioners will discuss the challenges of working in this environment, the diversity of issues, the diverse community, research findings and monitoring difficulties. The findings of research and trials aimed at addressing the complexities of managing pests in such an environment will not only assist those in similar circumstances but can also be applied to improve all pest management efforts.
The tour will leave Opal Cove at 2pm and return by 5pm.