Webinar: Mountain Biking, Balancing Active Recreation with Conservation

19 Oct 2023
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Webinar: Mountain Biking, Balancing Active Recreation with Conservation

October 19, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEST

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Free – $25.00
Join us as we explore the issues and challenges with mountain biking in urban parks including national parks. Professor Catherine Pickering from the School of Environment and Science at Griffith University will share insights from the latest research examining the complexities around protecting natural environments whilst also providing opportunities for active recreation. Across cities in Australia mountain biking is increasingly popular including in urban parks. Research has demonstrated a range of negative environmental impacts from mountain biking particularly from informal trails but also important social and wellbeing benefits. The challenges for those managing such landscapes include balancing demand for more places to ride with the high conservation values of many natural areas in cities and the needs of other visitors. This webinar explores these challenges and issues, with a particular focus on national parks, to help inform future decision-making.

Meet our Presenter, Professor Catherine Pickering

Professor Catherine Pickering from the School of Environment and Science is a plant ecologist with over 330 publications and numerous awards including for her teaching, community service and research.

Much of her work focuses on the conservation of biodiversity, enhancing engagement with nature and exploring more sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by people and biodiversity in cities such as the Gold Coast. This includes promoting biodiversity at Griffith University including on the Gold Coast campus, where there are now more than 240 varieties and species of native plants in the gardens as well other native plants and animals in the endangered blackbutt forest

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19 October 2023
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEST

Free – $25.00

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