2019 Environmental Seminars

The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association will be hosting a series of Environmental & Vegetation Management education seminars throughout Australia, covering environmental stewardship at Turf facilities

With an increase in the awareness and focus on Environmental Management throughout the community relating to environmental stewardship in greenspace areas, Turf Managers are closely looking at opportunities for environmental, water and ecosystem management and also fauna habitat management and restoration.

This approach often leads to improvements integrity and viability of the ecological community, reduction in threats to environmentally significant areas, and improvements in local fauna and threatened flora and fauna species, soil stability and erosion control.

An Environmental Management Plan or Vegetation Management Plan is an approach undertaken by many Turf Managers and Greenspace facilities, to provide active management actions for the management of vegetation for conservation purposes.

An Environmental & Vegetation Management Plan may often be referred to as: 

  • Biodiversity Management Plans
  • Bushland Management Plans
  • Conservation Management Plans
  • Vegetation Rehabilitation Plans




2019 Environmental Management Seminars

In this series of Environmental & Vegetation seminars, the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association, in partnership with Syngenta, will explore the approach and benefits of developing and implementing Environmental Management Plans in Greenspace areas including Council reserves, Golf Courses and Sports Turf Facilities.


Seminar Locations





Victoria The Eastern Golf Club Tuesday 8th October Now Open
South Australia Glenelg Golf Club Tuesday 22nd October Now Open
Queensland To Be Confirmed    
New South Wales To Be Confirmed      
Western Australia To Be Confirmed     
Tasmania To Be Confirmed    



Seminar Agenda




8.00am – 8.30am Event Registration   
8.30am – 8.40am Welcome & Introduction  
8.40am – 9.20am Planning & Implementing Environmental & Vegetation Management Programs Kate Torgersen
9.20am – 9.40am Local Environmental Challenges & Activities Guest Speaker
9.40am – 10.00am Product Stewardship: it’s not just about products Syngenta Australia
10.00am – 10.30am Developing successful Environmental Plans Vegetation / Horticulture Manager
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea  
11.00am – 12.30pm Course Walk - Environmental Practices in Operation Host Superintendent
12.30pm Close



Seminar Cost

Australian Sports Turf Managers Association Members FREE
State Golf Course Superintendents Association Members  FREE
Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) Members FREE
Non-Members $40.00 (+GST)