Braided Rivers 2021 Seminar Advances & Emerging Issues in Managing Braided Rivers

Braided Rivers 2021 Seminar Advances and Emerging Issues in Managing Braided Rivers

Thanks to funding from:

Rakaia Catchment Environmental Enhancement Society

Cynthia and Gerald Ward Charitable Trust

  Environment Canterbury biodiversity funding

This is a FREE event.  Morning & afternoon teas and lunch are included.


This seminar 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:

Links to PDFs of papers and presentations at those events:

 20202019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2010

2021 Programme

Wednesday 14 July: Lincoln University

At this stage we have 11 confirmed speakers. The programme will be  finalised at the next BRaid meeting, 16 April. I aim to have the programme up on this web page 17th April. 

Historically, these events have been booked out. We would advise booking now to secure your place. Once the programme is more detailed I will email registered participants.

If you would like to present at this seminar, please email before April 16.

If you plan to attend and have any questions that you would like presenters to address, please include them here as they will help to inform the presentations and I will also send them to speakers.

Booking (only if you are not presenting)

(Please indicate if you are affiliated with or are attending on behalf of one of the above.)
(Please refrain from commentary. Questions and/or commentary outside the scope of the forum will not be considered.)

Images Top Rangitata River (Google Earth) + banded dotterels (Ailsa Howard)
Below Ahuriri River braidplain (blue);  Ahuriri River braidplain as defined under current law (red)