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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 Rainforest Day 2021 tentatively announced for October
September 8, 2021September 8, 2021
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Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2021 tentatively announced for October

It’s approaching the time of year when we hold our annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day. Last year, due to covid, the event was staged online. This year – the event’s 23rd consecutive year – we’re planning to deliver a small, multi-site program face to face, between October 14 and 17. But once again covid has...

A mother-daughter legacy: The stewardship of Crystal Hill
September 1, 2021September 1, 2021
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A mother-daughter legacy: The stewardship of Crystal Hill

Original version of story published in Country and Coast Magazine. When they moved to Coolgardie, just south of Ballina, Stephanie and Julian Lymburner came in search of a treechange.  In their 40s, they left a busy picture framing business in Sydney looking to shift down a gear. Little did they know the hard work that...

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 –...