The BMAD Working Group

As a result of increased community and Government concern, in November 2001 the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), now part of the Department of Environment and Climate Change, convened a workshop of representatives from interested government agencies, universities, landholders and conservation groups.
The workshop resulted in the formation of the BMAD Working Group. The BMAD Working Group is coordinating efforts to better manage dieback. Active membership of the Bell Miner Associated Dieback Working Group is drawn from:

  • NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (Parks & Wildlife Division and Scientific Services Division);
  • Forests NSW;
  • The North Coast Environment Council Inc.;
  • The North East Forest Alliance;
  • Local landholders;
  • Richmond Landcare;
  • NSW Apiarists Association;
  • Private Timber Industry;
  • Aboriginal Community.

The BMAD Working Group elected a four member expert panel to assist the program with technical and scientific knowledge and guidance, providing independent critique to projects and adaptive management field trials. The BMAD Scientific Reference Group comprise;

  • Emeritus Professor Harry Recher (retired)
  • Dr Ross Florence (retired)
  • Dr Ross Goldingay (Southern Cross University)
  • Mr Paul Meek (Ecologist and Executive Officer)


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