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Management Changes at Big Scrub Landcare
February 21, 2020March 9, 2020
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Management Changes at Big Scrub Landcare

Shannon Greenfields stepped down as Manager of Big Scrub Landcare in December to join the Saving our Species unit of the NSW Government. We were very sorry to see Shannon go but supported her in seeking this new and challenging role. Her new position is Community Engagement and Communication Officer for the NSW Government’s Saving...

Patagonia partners with Big Scrub Landcare
February 21, 2020March 9, 2020
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Patagonia partners with Big Scrub Landcare

Big Scrub Landcare is fortunate to host intern, Todd Doherty, all the way from Reno, Nevada USA. Todd currently is an IT professional at Patagonia but has a unique science and environmental background. He has ventured to the Northern Rivers with his young family to gain insight into our precious rainforests, threatened species and significant...

Official launch of Australian Rainforest Seeds – A guide to collecting, processing and propagation
February 21, 2020March 9, 2020
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Official launch of Australian Rainforest Seeds – A guide to collecting, processing and propagation

If you are curious about the lifecycle of a rainforest, transforming from seed to soaring trees, the long-awaited release of ‘Australian Rainforest Seeds – A guide to collecting, processing and propagation’ will definitely be of interest to you. This well-crafted, beautifully photographed book focuses on the unique diversity of 300 subtropical rainforest fruits and seed...

Two Trees by Nan Nicholson, December 2019
February 21, 2020March 9, 2020
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Two Trees by Nan Nicholson, December 2019

On Friday 8th November 2019, after months of drought, an unexpected little smoke appeared in the rainforest in the bottom of Terania Creek Basin, somewhere near the Circle Pool. By the evening it was a glow heading up the western side. Then it exploded as it hit the fuel it needed on a north-facing ridge....

Saving our Rainforests from Fire
February 21, 2020March 9, 2020
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Saving our Rainforests from Fire

Big Scrub Landcare has launched the Saving our Rainforests from Fire project. This project is helping to fund urgent post-fire scientific research and assessment of the impact of recent bushfires on rainforest in northeast NSW led by Dr Rob Kooyman and colleagues. The outcomes of this assessment will inform appropriate post-fire response guidelines to improve...

Reporting on the Environmental Trust R&R Project
December 8, 2019January 4, 2020
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Reporting on the Environmental Trust R&R Project

BSL has completed the first year of its of its 13th NSW Environmental Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation project. Rainforest restoration works have been implemented over 156ha across 23 rainforest remnant sites in the past year. This project is being run in conjunction with the SoS project. Dr. Tony Parkes, President Big Scrub Landcare said: “Professional bush...

Reporting on BSL’s SoS Project
December 8, 2019January 4, 2020
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Reporting on BSL’s SoS Project

BSL is well into the first of the $554,400 four-year Saving our Species Co-Funded project. Professional bush regenerators are on track to complete this-years allocated 402 work-days restoring rainforest across 58 remnants. This important work is assisting the recovery and conservation of the two NSW endangered lowland rainforest ecological communities in the Big Scrub region on the...

Field Day and Tree Planting at the Big Scrub Rainforest Day
August 19, 2019August 19, 2019
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Field Day and Tree Planting at the Big Scrub Rainforest Day

Restore the Big Scrub by helping Rous County Council and Big Scrub Landcare to plant 1,000 rainforest trees along the Wilsons River. Then join us for a guided walk where we’ll discuss creating healthy vegetated riverbanks by preventing cattle access, how we can establish endemic natives in frost and flood affected areas, and about weed...

Kids in the Rainforest at the Big Scrub Rainforest Day
August 19, 2019August 19, 2019
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Kids in the Rainforest at the Big Scrub Rainforest Day

Connecting to the earth, getting grubby, being surrounded by sound, smelling and seeing the weirdly wonderful as well the boringly normal. These are the simple elements of timeless adventures we can all enjoy every day. But do we? Our thoughts and feelings about our world, our place in it, and our future are shaped by...

New Edition of BSL’s Rainforest Restoration Manual
August 19, 2019October 4, 2019
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New Edition of BSL’s Rainforest Restoration Manual

Big Scrub Landcare has published a third edition of its highly regarded Subtropical Rainforest Restoration – A practical manual and data source for Landcare groups, land managers and rainforest regenerators. Written for land managers, Landcare groups, rainforest regenerators and restoration consultants Big Scrub Landcare’s rainforest restoration manual is a comprehensive guide to rainforest and subtropical...