Exploring the potential of natural processes in a man-made landscape
You're invited for the final conference on the 12th and 13th of june hosted by Natuurinvest: Using Nature as a Guide, exploring the potential of natural processes in a man-made landscape. In the Erasmus+ project we looked at how process oriented nature conservation (PONC) can help towards a wilder, cheaper and more robust nature management. The project team explored how restoring and allowing more natural processes in our landscape, could benefit biodiversity and climate resilience, but also cost efficiency and economy, e.g. in agriculture. In this final conference international speakers will share their experiences on the subject.
Register here for the final project conference on 12th and/or 13 of June.
*All talks will be in English.
Conference: Using Nature as a Guide, exploring the potential of natural processes in a man-made landscape
Venue: De Soeverein, Sportveldenstraat 10, 3920 Lommel
Date: June 12th and 13th 2023
Programme June 12th
- 13.00 - Welcome - Tom Embo, Director NatuurInvest & Jos Rutten: Managing Director Agency for nature and forests of the Flemish Government, BE
- 13.10 - The Erasmus+ project 'Process Oriented Nature Conservation' (PONC) - Tom Joye, Inverde, BE
- 13.20 - How rewilding enhances biodiversity - Liesbeth Bakker, professor in Rewilding Ecology, Wageningen University and Research, NL
- 14.05 - Process oriented nature conservation in man-made landscapes - Leo Linnartz, ARK Rewilding Nederland, NL
- 14.15 - The Sigma plan, nature based flood protection for the Scheldt river valley - Lieven Nachtergale, Natuur en Bos, BE
- 14.45 - Regenerative Agriculture? A grass roots movement making 'nature conservation' obsolete - Jörgen Andersson, Savory Institute Nordic Hub, SE 1
- 5.15 - Coffee break
- 15.45 - Rewilding, we can’t live without it: rather than being in competition with farming, rewilding is farming’s natural ally - Charlie Burrell, Knepp Estate, UK
- 16.30 - Bosland: rethinking a pine plantation - Dries Gorissen, Natuur en Bos, BE
- 16.45 - Wrap up of the day - Vikki Bengtsson, Pro Natura, SE
- 17.00 - Networking and drinks
Programme June 13th
9.00 - 16.30 - Excursions to:
- Sigma Plan
- Bosland and Grenspark Kempen~Broek
- Bosland and Rivierpark Maasvallei
Register here for the conference on 12th and/or 13 of June.
On the website of project partner ARK Rewilding Nederland, you'll find more information (EN). On our website you'll find a project summary (NL).