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New training course for changes to managing swift parrot habitat

A new biodiversity training course to support forest workers to implement upcoming changes to the management requirements for swift parrot habitat for forestry operations within Tasmania’s Eastern Tiers is being planned for June. Source: Timberbiz

This one-day field-based course is designed to teach forest planners and contractors skills in the identification of swift parrot foraging habitat, focusing on E. globulus, E. ovata, and E. brookeriana, and provide a refresher on the habitat management requirements under the forest practices system in this area.

The course, on 16 June, will be presented by a specialist consultant and FPA staff ecologists, and aimed specifically at those planning forestry operations and carrying out timber harvesting operations within the Eastern Tiers.

The course will be run at various field sites in the Eastern Tiers, in the general area inland between Little Swanport and Snow Hill.

This course is run at minimal cost to forest practices system workers at $200 plus booking fees, and $450 plus booking fees for non-forest practices system workers.

Please contact Dydee at [email protected] with questions regarding this training course or changes to swift parrot management requirements for forest practices in this area.

A minimum of 15 registrants are required to proceed with the course. If that number is not reached by 1 June, it will be rescheduled for Spring.