Big Scrub Landcare wish our members, volunteers and supporters a Happy New Year after the year that was 2020. Through...
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 Landcare, Dr Tony Parkes reflects on restoring the Big Scrub, the issue, what has been done and where we are going.
News & Events
This year has started with some exciting activity for Big Scrub Landcare, with site preparations officially starting on our genetically diverse...
A personal contribution from Big Scrub Landcare member, Dr Kristin den Exter. Bruce Pascoe and Vicky Shukuroglou recently wrote that we can...
A personal contribution from Big Scrub Landcare member, Ken Dorey. While there are many who find fault with Byron Bay,...