Project Phoenix has provided an opportunity to produce evidence-based reports and resources that are a point in time snapshot of the national native seed sector funded by the government’s Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program.
Greening Australia was asked to coordinate Project Phoenix and there has been widespread collaboration and contributions made by the 25 organisations producing the reports that are now available to the public.
Project Phoenix has enabled the largely invisible native seed sector to become visible in its innovative and accessible approach for the publication of the reports. For those who know the sector or for those who are interested in understanding more about the role native seed plays in Bushfire recovery you will find reports on different issues affecting the sector.
From a national review of licensing and land tenure, how does the native market work, how many seed production areas are there in Australia and does the sector need a seed tracking app? These are just a few of the topics explored in Project Phoenix.
The reports have informed the development of the draft Strategy and provide evidence to enable better decision making for a sustainable native seed sector now and for the future.
Which reports have been downloaded the most?
There has been a been a huge total of 611 reports downloaded in the first 2 weeks of the consultation on the Strategy for the Australian Seed Sector!
Here are the top 5 Activity reports downloaded in the first 2 weeks of the consultation, from 5 – 18 July. (This does not include downloads of the Strategy for the Australian Seed Sector, or the Code of Practice options paper.)
1.Snap! A picture of the Australian Seed Sector in 2021 (summary report)
2.The Big Reveal – Introducing the new FloraBank website (summary report)
3.Join the National Seed Network! (summary report)
4.Australian Native Seed Production in 2021 (summary report)
5.Bushfire Impacts – A National Model for assessing local landscape restoration priorities (summary report)
Public Submissions – Key dates
Public submissions for the draft Strategy and National Code of Practice are open from Monday 5 July to Monday 2 August 2021. Please note that we have extended the 4-week consultation period by adding an extra 2 days to Monday 2 August. Due to the short timeframe, no additional extensions can be granted.
1. Bushfire Impacts – ArcGIS Resources
1. Bushfire Impacts – A National Model for assessing local landscape restoration priorities
1. Bushfire Impacts – How much seed will I need?
1. Bushfire Impacts – Where will the seed come from?
2. Snap! A picture of the Australian Seed Sector in 2021
2. Join the National Seed Network!
2. Revealed! The National Native Nursery Network
2. Australian Native Seed Production in 2021
2. Psst.. Everything you wanted to know about native seed licensing
2. Everything you wanted to know about access to Land for Native Seed Collection
2. Do we need a National Seed Code of Practice?
2. – Making Tracks – where does seed come from and where does it go?
2. Applied Research – Communities of Practice, People and Science
2. – Native Seed Transfer Zones in Australia – How far can seed go?
2. How does the Native Seed Market work?
2. – How much does Native Seed Cost?
2. – International Options to Incentivise the Native Seed Sector
2. – Successful International Restoration Systems
5. In the field and lab with Threatened Species Managers
5. What are conservation seed banks and what do they do?
6. New FloraBank training for the Native Seed Sector
6. Indigenous Communities – Opportunities for Native Seed Training