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100K ET Grant for Big Scrub Restoration
September 20, 2018September 20, 2018
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100K ET Grant for Big Scrub Restoration

Big Scrub Landcare has been awarded another Environmental Trust (ET) grant for $100,000 over two years to restore critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest. This latest grant enables BSL to continue it’s long-term multi-partnered Rainforest Restoration and Remnant Care programs. Dr Tony Parkes (President, Big Scrub Landcare) said: “This latest ET grant marks twenty years of...

Isoglossa Habitat Protection Project at Booyong Reserve
July 30, 2018July 30, 2018
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Isoglossa Habitat Protection Project at Booyong Reserve

Contributed by Darren Bailey, Big Scrub Landcare This report provides a summary of the bush regeneration work undertaken in Isoglossa eranthemoides habitat areas at Booyong Reserve during 2017-2018. The project was funded by the Office of Environment and Heritage Saving Our Species program. The report includes a description of the site, a summary of the...

Stone & Wood Raises $17,000 for Big Scrub Landcare
July 30, 2018September 20, 2018
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Stone & Wood Raises $17,000 for Big Scrub Landcare

Local independent brewery, Stone & Wood held their annual Festival of the Stone at their Byron Bay brewery in June to celebrate the release of their 2018 Stone Beer and raised $17,000 for Big Scrub Landcare. Stone & Wood donated all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales to national not-for-profit Ingrained Foundation, a separate entity...

6 Year $249,000 Big Scrub Project Complete
July 30, 2018September 20, 2018
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6 Year $249,000 Big Scrub Project Complete

Big Scrub Landcare have successfully completed an extremely valuable project restoring critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest at Rocky Creek Dam and Nightcap National Park. The six-year project was made possible by a $249,000 grant from NSW Environmental Trust and other sources of funding from Big Scrub Landcare and project partners Rous County Council and NSW...

Enhancing Remnants, Linkages & Corridors
June 7, 2018July 30, 2018
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Enhancing Remnants, Linkages & Corridors

Contributed by Georgina Jones, Member Big Scrub Landcare.  Enhancing remnants, linkages and corridors across the Big Scrub is the focus of a $100,000 Big Scrub Landcare project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust. The project is enhancing and expanding critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest across the Byron, Ballina and Lismore areas. This is the second...

BSL 6 – Year Project Complete
April 12, 2018July 30, 2018
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BSL 6 – Year Project Complete

Contributed by Georgina Jones, Secretary, Big Scrub Landcare.  Big Scrub Landcare has completed a successful 6 year project funded by the NSW Environmental Trusts Community Bush Regeneration Large Project Stream – Rehabilitating & Restoring Endangered Lowland Subtropical Rainforest, which involved restoring critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest at 3 sites at Rocky Creek Dam and Nightcap...

Minyon Quandong New Population Discovery
November 30, 2017February 8, 2018
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Minyon Quandong New Population Discovery

Contributed by Justin Mallee, Project Officer Threatened Species, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. A team of dedicated bush regenerators has recently been working in the Terrania Creek Valley, Nightcap National Park, as part of the Saving our Species (SoS) program. While removing weeds threatening the habitat of the fleay’s barred frog Mixophyes fleayi, they...

$100,000 Camphor Conversion Grant
October 12, 2017February 8, 2018
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$100,000 Camphor Conversion Grant

Contributed by Maree Thompson, Environment Projects Coordinator, Envite Environment Enhancing remnants, linkages and corridors across the Big Scrub will be the focus of a recently announced Environmental Trust-funded project. The project will provide $100,000 over three years for enhancing and expanding critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest in the Big Scrub across the Byron, Ballina and...

$120,000 Grant for Threatened Species
October 12, 2017February 8, 2018
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$120,000 Grant for Threatened Species

Contributed by Maree Thompson, Environment Projects Coordinator, Envite Environment Critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest and habitat for threatened species in Nightcap National Park, including sites in the Minyon Falls and Wanganui Gorge areas, will benefit from a $120,000 grant under the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Recovery Fund. Funding of over $3 million was approved for...

The Big Scrub Book – Hot off the Press
June 26, 2017February 8, 2018
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The Big Scrub Book – Hot off the Press

Our latest publication The Big Scrub Rainforest – a journey through time is here. Support Big Scrub Landcare and buy your copy from the following locations: Brunswick, Lismore or Byron Visitor Information Centre Nimbin or Lismore Environment Centres Mary Ryan’s Bookshop Byron Bay, Mullumbimby Bookshop, The Book Warehouse Lismore or Bookworms and Papermites Bangalow. Phone...

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