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Wetland Ecology and Management Units 2017



Courses presented by Damien Cook and Elaine Bayes.

These two 2-day courses can be done individually or as a four-day course.


Wonderful Wetland Ecology bus tour 12 & 13 October 2017

Join us on a tour through some of northern Victoria’s most ecologically diverse wetlands that will be looking their best because of recent rainfall and flooding. Learn how ecological drivers determine wetland ecology.

This course is aimed at people working in the conservation and natural resource management industries and will include topics such as:

· Understanding key ecological drivers in wetlands: geomorphology, soils and hydrology.

· How ecological drivers interact to form different wetland types that support different suites of species.

· How to assess wetland condition.

· How to manage the delivery of environmental water to assist the restoration of damaged wetlands.

· Aboriginal use and management of wetlands.

Cost $660 plus GST ($726). Register for both units and pay $1100 plus GST, instead of $1205 plus GST.

Wetland Restoration and Management 16 & 17 November 2017

Learn about wetland restoration and management with Damien Cook by visiting ‘Waterways’; an award-winning wetland restoration project which he was involved in planning and implementing.  This 40-hectare constructed and restored wetland in Braeside, south-east of Melbourne, received a Restoration Excellence Award from the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) in 2016.  Day 2 will look at the restoration works Damien helped plan and implement on 200 hectares of coastal park at the Victorian Desalination Plant, Wonthaggi.

Cost: $545 plus GST ($600).  Register for both units and pay $1100 plus GST, instead of $1205 plus GST.


Damien has been instrumental in planning and implementing some of the largest and most complex ecological restoration projects to date in Australia, including the 40 hectare Waterways Estate south-east of Melbourne, recreation of coastal saltmarsh in the Marybyrnong River estuary and the restoration of a number of billabong on the Yarra River at Wonga Park. Damien also assisted in developing the restoration of 200 hectares of coastal park at the Victorian Desalination Plant, Wonthaggi.

Elaine Bayes is a passionate educator and wetland researcher who has many years’ experience in delivering high quality training courses.

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