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Hayters Hill Nature Reserve cloned across neighbouring St Helena slopes
December 14, 2021December 14, 2021
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Hayters Hill Nature Reserve cloned across neighbouring St Helena slopes

Along the Byron Bay-facing ridge of St Helena escarpment – the steep hillside which timbergetters once used to launch giant logs to ships waiting in the Bay – a hidden rainforest is emerging. For around 15 years, private landowners have taken it upon themselves to fund extensive replanting of rainforest, creating 250 acres of reborn...

End of Year Update: Progress Returns and Funding Flows for Science Saving Rainforests Program
December 9, 2021December 9, 2021
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End of Year Update: Progress Returns and Funding Flows for Science Saving Rainforests Program

As another turbulent year draws to a close, Big Scrub Landcare paused to hold its AGM on Sunday, reflecting on a period where progress returned despite continuing uncertainties in the broader community. In his President’s report, Dr Tony Parkes described 2020-21 as a continuation of a succession of excellent years for our Landcare group. Throughout...

Exciting opportunity ahead for Big Scrub Landcare
September 16, 2021September 16, 2021
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Exciting opportunity ahead for Big Scrub Landcare

The folk at Stone & Wood have gone from strength to strength since their story began in 2008.  Their homegrown business and not-for-profit inGrained Foundation have done extraordinary things for the Northern Rivers community, and they have been long-term supporters of Big Scrub Landcare.  Last week marked the start of a new chapter for the...

Big Scrub Landcare Resources
June 11, 2021June 16, 2021
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Big Scrub Landcare Resources

Over the past 25-plus years, Big Scrub Landcare has cared for more than 50 remnants of subtropical lowland rainforest as well as establishing new patches of rainforest from replanting. During this time, our team has worked with countless experts, spent innumerable hours in nurseries and in the field; and through plenty of trial and error,...

UN Decade of Restoration: Celebrating 25 years of restoration and anticipating the decade ahead
June 4, 2021August 2, 2021
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UN Decade of Restoration: Celebrating 25 years of restoration and anticipating the decade ahead

June 5 marks the launch of the UN’s ‘Decade on Ecosystem Restoration’, a worldwide initiative aimed at preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of ecosystems. The initiative emphasises the link between ecosystem destruction and the health of livelihood of humankind: “Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet...

Tales from the archives: When 10-foot carpet snakes attack
April 29, 2021August 2, 2021
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Tales from the archives: When 10-foot carpet snakes attack

A personal contribution from Big Scrub Landcare member, Ken Dorey. The common carpet snake is a usually placid, frequently encountered member of the Big Scrub. That’s always how I’ve seen them, until I stumbled across a 10-foot specimen that wasn’t too happy to be found. This snake coiled and struck out at me, unprovoked –...