Black Mountain Symposium 2018

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Black Mountain was declared a nature reserve on 23 July 1970. In the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of this declaration, the Friends of Black Mountain in association with the Molonglo Catchment Group is holding a Symposium at which invited speakers will give presentations summarising what we know about the area.

The purposes of the symposium are:

  • to collate and synthesise known information about the cultural history and natural values of Black Mountain;
  • if possible, to track changes in Black Mountain’s biota and environment over the last 50 years and determine the management implications for the next 50 years; and
  • to better understand the importance of the area & how to maintain its values into the future.

The overall theme of the symposium is “The past 50 years informing the next 50”.

Dates and times:

24 August 2018 - 9:00 for 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Themed talks at CSIRO Discovery Centre, followed by wine and cheese

25 August 2018 - 9:30 am to 12:00 noon
Themed walks in Black Mountain Nature Reserve. Participants will need to be able to walk for 2.5 hours on sometimes uneven paths with moderate to steep slopes.

Registration: The Symposium is now fully booked. All 150 seats at the CSIRO Discovery Centre Theatre will be occupied.

Cost: Symposium talks $55 (fully catered);
Wine and cheese option $10; and a guided walk $5.

More information: The program is available at Download symposium information sheet and flyer