Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning workshop

PALRC, Poatina, Tasmania - 27-31 January, 2020

  • Planning and adaptive management for protected areas

Registrations are open for a five-day Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning workshop focusing on the diverse Liffey Valley, adjacent to the Tasmania Wilderness WHA.

Using a well-proven adult learning approach, this intensive live-in course will give you a good understanding of how these tools can be directly used in your own work.

  • Who: The course is delivered under the Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration jointly by Conservation Management, and the University of Tasmania.
  • Where: The five-day intensive live-in training course is at Poatina, Tasmania, overlooking the Tasmanian Midlands, 2.5 hrs bus drive from Hobart, or 40 min from Launceston.
  • When: Monday 27th - Friday 31st January 2020
  • Cost: $2,420 (inc GST) including all food, accommodation, materials and transport from Hobart to Poatina.

Course content

Introduce the concepts, steps and structures of the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation by using the Liffey Valley as a case study to demonstrate its application.

This area features World Heritage values set in a productive, diversely owned landscape.

Students will work in small teams to pursue specific threads through the entire adaptive planning and management loop and learn how to integrate these threads into a powerful, ongoing planning and management framework.


The knowledge gained is readily implemented and applicable for use in a diverse range of protected areas, including those managed by governments, non-government organisations, private landholders and Indigenous communities.

The approach is also applicable to conservation projects and property planning and management at any scale. It is increasingly used by government and non- government agencies across diverse jurisdictions and geographies.

Further Information:

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Want to learn more?

You can build on this training by enrolling in either the Graduate Certificate of Protected Area Planning or the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management. These two courses are offered by the University of Tasmania - you can study them by distance mode or on-campus in Hobart.

One of the units in these courses, KGA531 Protected Area Management Plans, includes this five-day intensive, for which you can be given credit.

To inquire about these courses, email

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