CRC’s field-based propagation working group ran from 2017 and over its 6-year history brought together >200 practitioners from over >20 locations. The core remit was to advance tools and approaches for effective field-based propagation methods, spanning in water nursery growth to planting, with a major emphasis on knowledge exchange of what worked, when and where.
Outputs were delivered through periodic webinars, working-group discussions, and facilitated through dedicated sessions and workshops at Reef Futures meetings. However, the culmination of this activity was production of a comprehensive Guide to encapsulate all of the learnings and recommendations – whilst not exhaustive, this Guide provides the most complete view of field-based methodologies (approaches, tools) at the time of production.
The core remit of the field-based propagation working group now continues through the Regional Working Groups to further foster knowledge and innovation in local tailoring of in situ approaches as part of the wider restoration toolbox.