Partnering with Australia's leading rainforest genetic scientist and Australia’s leading research ecologist, this project will use the latest DNA analysis techniques to guide the development of a plantation to produce seed to grow planting stock with optimal genetic diversity for use in plantings in the ecological restoration of critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest. This will
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SCIENCE & NATURE
We are partnering leading scientists to apply latest DNA technology to restoring and growing our critically endangered rainforest.
WHAT WE DO
We are restoring and growing the remaining 1% of our critically endangered rainforest. Read More
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
We have received numerous prestigious awards in recognition of our achievements in restoring our critically endangered rainforest.
Restoring the Big Scrub
to the Big Scrub
The Big Scrub, our local rainforest, covered 75,000ha prior to European settlement. It was the largest expanse of lowland subtropical rainforest in Australia. It is directly descended from the great Gondwana rainforest that covered Australia 40 million years ago. It is unique. It is internationally significant. It is a very important part of Australia’s rich biodiversity heritage. Tragically European settlers cleared almost 99% of this magnificent rainforest and by 1900 all that remained was less than 1% as scattered remnants across the landscape.
Science & Nature Working Together
News & Events
From an article by Kim Honan, ABC North Coast The Big Scrub was once the largest expanse of subtropical rainforest...
Big Scrub Landcare have successfully completed an extremely valuable project restoring critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest at Rocky Creek Dam...
Local independent brewery, Stone & Wood held their annual Festival of the Stone at their Byron Bay brewery in June...
Contributed by Darren Bailey, Big Scrub Landcare This report provides a summary of the bush regeneration work undertaken in Isoglossa...