8th International Gully Symposium

More than 100 delegates including engineers, scientists and practitioners, from Australia, USA, China, Japan, Germany, Spain, France, Poland, India, Italy, Ethiopia and South Africa attended the symposium. The symposium included field trips to Virginia Park Station near Charters Towers and Mount Wickham Station, Collinsville. Participants on the Mt Wickham field trip outside the Bowen River Hotel as part of the 8th International Symposium on Gully Erosion.

Glenn Dale from Verterra presenting on Mt Wickham works.

Associate Professor, Griffith University Dr Andrew Brooks (left) with NQ Dry Tropics Sustainable Agriculture Consultant Rod Kerr.

NQ Dry Tropics Landscape Remediation Officer Sheyanne Frisby (left) speaking at Mt Wickham with Dr Rebecca Bartley, Research Scientist, CSIRO.

Glenn Dale (Verterra) standing waist high in pasture on a spot that was scaled and badly eroded only six months earlier.

Dr Bec Bartley CSIRO at Mt Wickham.

Verterra’s Glenn Dale and delegates within a major gully system at Mt Wickham that has been rehabilitated.

Delegates at the Inernational Gully Symposium on a field trip to Virginia Park Station near Charters Towers posed for a photograph beside the historical flood marker at the Macrossan Bridge over the Burdekin River after listening to a presentation delivered on the riverbed beneath the bridge (photo below).

Jared Sunderland and Scott Wilkinson (CSIRO Chair of Symposium organising committee).

NQ Dry Tropics Soil Conservation Officer Neil Cupples (left) and Mauro Rossi (Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica).

NQ Dry Tropics LDC Acting Landscape Remediation Officer Sheyanne Frisby, Graeme Curwen (Griffith Uni), and Belinda Wedlock (Mary River Catchment).

NQ Dry Tropics Senior Project Officer Scott Fry, Prof. Xiong Donghong (Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences IMHE), Chris Poole, Xiaobing Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences).

Brett Baker (CSIRO) (left), NQ Dry Tropics’  Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator – Burdekin Dry Tropics Peter Arthofer and Sunny Behzadnia Greening Australia).

Virginia Park Station grazier Matt Bennetto (left) with NQ Dry Tropics Grazing Team Leader Jared Sunderland.

Graeme Curwen (Griffith Uni) flanked by NQ Dry Tropics Soil Conservation Officer Neil Cupples (left) and Grazing Field Officer Chris Poole.

Anne Kinsey-Henderson from the CSIRO during her presentation on the field trip.

Grazing Field Officer Sam Skeat with Chinese delegates during the field trip.

Anne Kinsey-Henderson and Brett Baker from CSIRO.

Delegates at the conference came from all over the world.

NQ Dry Tropics Grazing Soil Conservation Officer Neil Cupples (left), and Field Officer Sam Skeat present during the 8th International Gully Symposium.