Conservation Action Plan (CAP) Workshop 2

WORKSHOP 2

Condition of and threats to conservation assets

Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th May, 2015

Lotteries House, 7 Morse Court, Karratha WA 6714 Facilitators: Barry Heydenrych & Todd Berkinshaw

CAP Workshop 2 to be held 5-6 May 2015

CAP Workshop 2 to be held 5-6 May 2015

Workshop Aims:

  • Review the outcomes of CAP workshop #1 and aims of the workshop series
  • Undertake a rapid condition assessment for each conservation asset (considering factors such as total area, flora / fauna condition, landscape context and ecological processes)
  • Rapid threat assessment for each conservation asset (considering factors such as area and severity of impact)
  • Understanding the process and future involvement of participants in the final CAP workshop #3 (late June)

DAY ONE – Tuesday 5th May

9.00 am   Apologies, House Keeping and Round Table Introductions (Ian Cotton), Welcome to Country, Pilbara Corridors Collaboration and Why a CAP process for the Region? (Ian Cotton)

9.15 am  Introduction to Conservation Action Planning & Workshop Series (Todd Berkinshaw)

9.30 am  Review outcomes of CAP Workshop # 1 and aims for today – software (Todd Berkinshaw)

10.00 am  Data to Support Condition & Threat Assessments – Existing Data / Surveys / Reports / Mapping (Barry Heydenrych and Piers Higgs)

10.30 am  BREAK / MORNING TEA

11.00 am  Assessing Condition of Conservation Assets – Introduction to CAP Theory & Software (Todd Berkinshaw)

11.15 am  Group Exercise 1 – General Condition of Conservation Assets & Reasons (Break out Groups)

11.45am  Report Back & discussion (all)

12.15pm LUNCH 1:00pm  Assessing Threats to Conservation Assets – Introduction to CAP Theory & Software (Barry Heydenrych)

1:15pm  Group Exercise 2 – Top 4-5 Threats for Each Conservation Asset (Break out Groups)

1:45pm  Report Back 2.00pm  Open Plains Habitat – Presentation & Facilitated Discussion

  • Hummock (Spinifex) Grasslands on plains with emergent shrubs and trees
  • Tussock Grassland of Sub-Coastal Plains
  • Plains Woodlands e.g. Mulga Woodlands (i.e. Non-riverine Woodlands)

2.15pm  Open Plains Habitat – Rapid Condition & Threat Assessment (1st draft)

  • Groups to review / revise initial condition and threat assessments using CAP process

3.15pm  Report back and enter into in CAP software 3.30pm  BREAK / AFTERNOON TEA 3.45pm  River and Wetland Habitat – Presentation & Facilitated Discussion

  • Rivers, Creeks & Floodplains on open plains
  • Wetlands (including marshes)
  • Springs and Pools associated with gorges and ranges
  • Groundwater dependent ecosystems and aquifers

4pm  River and Wetland Habitat – Rapid Condition & Threat Assessment (1st draft)

  • Groups to review / revise initial condition and threat assessments using CAP process

4:55pm  Report back and enter into in CAP software 5pm  Finish / Aims for Day 2


DAY TWO – Wednesday 6th May

9.00am   Welcome, House Keeping and Review / Feedback from Day One 9.15am  Coastal Assets – Presentation & Facilitated Discussion

  • Off-shore Islands
  • Coastal Mangroves, Estuaries and Intertidal zone
  • Coastal Dunes & Beaches

9:30am  Coastal Assets – Rapid Condition & Threat Assessment (1st draft)

  • Groups to review / revise initial condition and threat assessments using CAP process

10:30am  Report back and enter into in CAP software 10.45am  BREAK / MORNING TEA 11.15am  Rocky Ranges and Hills – Presentation & Facilitated Discussion

  • Ranges, Breakaways, Mesas and Rocky Hills
  • Rock-piles

11:30am  Rocky Ranges and Hills – Rapid Condition & Threat Assessment (1st draft)

  • Groups to review / revise initial condition and threat assessments using CAP process

12:30pm  Report back and enter into in CAP software

12.45pm  LUNCH

1:30pm  Time for continuation of rapid condition & threat assessment & for any assets that have not been completed from earlier sessions

2.30pm  Discussion re process for completing condition and threat assessment for other assets

2.45pm  Next Workshop (timing, location / venue), Participation, Questions, Issues, Process from here

3pm  FINISH