By James Hagan As the sun rises to strike the giant trunks of the rainforest, dawn light begins to cascade...
Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2022
30th October at Rocky Creek Dam
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.
Founder of Big Scrub Rainforest Conservancy, Dr Tony Parkes reflects on restoring the Big Scrub, the issue, what has been done and where we are going.
News & Events
Alex Floyd Tribute: “Unsurpassed knowledge” of rainforest botany
One of the pioneers of rainforest botany, and a formative personality of conservation in our region, Alex Floyd, passed away...
Propagation, Regeneration, Celebration: New festival to celebrate regeneration of the region
By Ray Moynihan Some books change your life. Australian Rainforest Seeds and its guidance on propagation changed mine. This time...
Annual President’s Report 2022: Record year for Big Scrub Rainforest Conservancy
Tony Parkes’ 2021-22 Annual President’s Report to the members of Big Scrub Rainforest Conservancy After 29 years as Big Scrub...
Big Scrub Day Gallery: Official Photos from Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2022
There were just so many fantastic photos captured by our official photographers at our long-awaited Big Scrub Rainforest Day on...
Science Saving the Coolamon
By Renee Borrow, Manager, Big Scrub Rainforest Conservancy The Coolamon (Syzygium moorei), a threatened species, is one of the most...
A successful Big Scrub Rainforest Day at Rocky Creek Dam
Big Scrub Rainforest Day at Rocky Creek Dam on Sunday 30th October 2022. What a fantastic day we had together...
Big Scrub Landcare is changing its name to Big Scrub Rainforest Conservancy
Our new name better reflects the greatly broadened scope of our activities, particularly our flagship program Science Saving Rainforests, which...
Fact or fiction: Do water crystals work?
By Mark Dunphy and Joe Harvey Jones People are always asking whether they should use water crystals with opinions on...
‘Green shoots in the mud’: Signs of flood resilience growing among remnants
Much like a dry forest regenerating from fire, the Big Scrub is showing signs of recovery from last month’s devastating...
Adventuring in the Big Scrub
A contribution from Big Scrub Landcare Projects Manager, Renee Borrow. It had been on my wish-list to do for a...