Braided Rivers 2020 Symposium Advances and Emerging Issues in Managing Braided River Ecosystems: Lincoln University, 08 July

Braided Rivers 2020 Symposium Advances and Emerging Issues in Managing Braided River Ecosystems: Lincoln University, 08 July



This forum carries on from historic workshops held at Environment Canterbury to update managers and researchers on black-fronted tern research and management, and a TAG (Technical Advisory Group) workshop with a wider focus on braided river birds. A subsequent workshop, hosted by the Ashley Rakahuri Rivercare Group, resulted in the creation of BRaid in 2006.

In the last few years, these events have grown in popularity, attracting a more diverse audience. However, the aim remains the same: to freely and openly share information and research and create a networking opportunity for those working to protect and restore these globally rare ecosystems and the endemic taonga species that inhabit them.

Past seminars and forums

   | 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2010 |


2020 Symposium in Level 2 lockdown

Please note: the lecture theatre can hold 200 people, so we are confirming bookings up to 100 and waitlisting bookings thereafter. Hopefully by end June we will be able to confirm those wailisted.  Please do not hesitate to book now (scroll down), so that we can contact you with updates.

When: 8.45 am – 5.00pm Wednesday 08 July, 2020

Where: Lincoln University (parking is free).

Cost:  This is a free event thanks to our event partners LINZ and with assistance from ECan. Lunch, morning, and afternoon teas are included.

Format: Similar to last year, however, this year’s event will include a speakers‘ forum to discuss questions and topics presented by you, the attendees. Please submit these with your booking form (below). They will be collated and sent to the speakers prior to the event.

Presentations:  University of Canterbury,  Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, Aspiring Biodiversity Trust (Makarora and Wilkin rivers), Land Information NZ (LINZ), Boffa Miskell, ECan, Ashley Rakahuri Rivercare Group, DOC, BRaid, and the Orari River Protection Group. More details and a full programme coming soon.


IMPORTANT: A week before the event you will receive an email asking you to confirm your attendance. If you don’t respond, your booking will be cancelled. We know you will appreciate that catering for a ‘no show’ costs about 75% the price of a DOC200 trap. This also ensures that those waitlisted (and there’s always a waitlist) will have the opportunity to attend.

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(Please indicate if you are affiliated with or are attending on behalf of one of the above.)
(Please select one if required. This will just tally the numbers required; they will not be packaged individually.)
(Please refrain from commentary. Questions and/or commentary outside the scope of the forum will not be considered.)
Photos: Top Rakaia River (Google Earth) | Above Black-fronted tern (Steve Attwood) | Below Ashley Rakhuri River (Cody Whitelaw)