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Recover, Restore, Redouble

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8-10 March 2022
Virtual Conference

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We welcome you to join us at ALCA’s sixth annual Private Land Conservation Conference, PLC2022: Recover, Restore, Redouble. 

In light of the continued uncertainty related to COVID-19, the ALCA Board has taken the challenging decision to shift PLC2022 to being a virtual event to be held on the scheduled dates of 8 to 10 March.

There are multiple international and national factors reinforcing the timeliness of PLC2022; we can’t delay. It is also important that we stop to recognise and celebrate the quality and impact of private land conservation, so that we are collectively reinvigorated in our pursuit of even better outcomes for Australia’s unique biodiversity. 

Making this decision now provides certainty for our community and allows the PLC2022 planning team to focus on delivering a virtual event that provides an outstanding experience for all involved.

Australia has experienced droughts, catastrophic bushfires, a global pandemic and social movements. 2020 and 2021 have revealed the intersections between social, financial and environmental systems. In a time of rapid change and disruption, we’re demonstrating that a resilient and diverse conservation land management sector can deliver scalable solutions to complex challenges.

We have been recovering, we’ve been restoring our land, water, culture and community, and with enabling platforms we have the opportunity to redouble our efforts. ALCA’s PLC2022 Conference will drive a forward-looking public agenda through the sharing of ideas, knowledge and experiences to build insights, inform action and shape outcomes.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors and members for their continuing invaluable support and flexibility as we have responded to evolving circumstances.

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Harriet Ampt, NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

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Jesse Collins, Greening Australia

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Bill Doyle, Nature Foundation

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The Australian Land Conservation Alliance (ALCA) supports the diverse people, places and practices that contribute to the conservation and health of privately owned and managed land.

ALCA brings together Australia’s leading on-ground conservation organisations. Our members are apolitical and together we are taking the lead on some of the most pressing conservation issues. We work across Australia to restore endangered ecosystems, expand finance and funding, build the protected area estate and use nature-based solutions to tackle climate change.

Our members work across:

The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) is a statutory not-for-profit body established under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, which commenced operating on 25 August 2017.

 

The BCT works with landholders to establish and manage long term conservation areas on private land. There are a number of pathways to achieve this, including voluntary agreements, funded agreements and stewardship sites under the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme. 

 

The BCT provides a unique opportunity to secure long term funding for conservation areas, with funding set aside and managed in trust for all BCT grants, funded agreements and stewardship sites.

 

The BCT manages more than 2000 private land conservation agreements with landholders throughout NSW covering more than 2.1 million hectares. This is about 2.7% of NSW or about a third of the size of the National Parks estate.

 

To find out more visit the BCT website: www.bct.nsw.gov.au

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Joel Stibbard, NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

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Greening Australia

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Joel Stibbard, NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

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