With the Minister for the Environment soon to announce her decision on buffel grass weed declaration, ALEC is delighted to provide an opportunity to discuss the next steps on buffel.

Join us for a talk and Q&A about the next steps on buffel grass and what weed declaration will deliver with cultural, legal, and land management perspectives.

With an incredible panel of knowledgeable speakers, this is not to be missed.

We will hear from a range of speakers including:
  • Veronica Dobson AM and Camille Dobson
  • Garth Forrester
  • Elanor Fenge (EDO)
  • Mali Cavanagh
  • Roni Opden (Weed Management Branch NTG)
  • Sunil Dhanji (Alice Springs Landcare)
  • Alex Vaughan (ALEC)
A decisive weed declaration is a key first step in containing buffel's spread and managing its impacts. This is important as buffel grass is the greatest invasive species threat to the environment and culture across the arid lands. Buffel grass is also a threat to public safety, tourism, the arts, land management, as well as to the mental, social and physical health of Territorians. Buffel grass fuels hotter, more intense and more frequent wildfire events, transforming and degrading the health of country. Buffel grass threatens to invade up to 70% of the continent if left unmanaged.
Our deep thanks to DuYu Coffee Roasters for providing the venue. Light refreshments will be available.

For more background info, please see ALEC’s Buffel grass weed declaration in the NT guide:

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Date and time

Wednesday 15 November 2023


The Roastery

9 Hele Cres, Alice Springs NT 0870

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