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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...

Rainforest Revival Day at Hotel Brunswick
August 19, 2019August 19, 2019
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Rainforest Revival Day at Hotel Brunswick

Rainforest Revival Day is a festive fundraiser, initiated, sponsored and hosted by the Hotel Brunswick. Supporting the vitally important work of Rainforest Rescue and Big Scrub Landcare, it’s a day of information, awesome music, interesting stalls, a dedicated Kids’ Corner, and so much more. Funds raised on the day will be matched by both the...

Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2019 Program Announced
August 19, 2019October 21, 2019
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Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2019 Program Announced

Four jam-packed days have been announced for the 21st annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day from 19-22 September. There are 16 activities in idyllic locations across the Big Scrub landscape so that everyone can learn about the rainforest and celebrate its magnificent biodiversity, with an eye to its restoration and care. The weekend features guided rainforest...

Rewild and Thrive
June 10, 2019June 10, 2019
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Rewild and Thrive

Contributed by Caitlin Weatherstone, Big Scrub Landcare We all know that nature is good for us. We can feel it every time we go for a walk, swim at the beach, dig into the dirt and sleep under the stars. Our society’s quest for progress has seen us divert further from nature, as we put...

Don’t Panic – Identifying Vines
June 10, 2019June 10, 2019
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Don’t Panic – Identifying Vines

Contributed by Ken Dorey, Big Scrub Landcare Biodiversity is a wonderful thing – who doesn’t like biodiversity? As an ID novice I’ve had moments when diversity, the sheer number of species, has stretched my patience – when pouring over a field guide, frustration can merge into a dark resignation, and I’ve asked myself why do...

Rare Ground Beetle Found in Nightcap NP
June 10, 2019June 10, 2019
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Rare Ground Beetle Found in Nightcap NP

Contributed by Joy Window, Big Scrub Landcare  News broke recently of the finding of a rare and little known rainforest ground beetle (Nurus moorei) below Minyon Falls in the Nightcap National Park during a faunal survey. This recently described, flightless beetle has been found so far only in rainforests in valleys of the Lamington and...

Big Scrub Landcare Working to Save our Species
June 10, 2019June 10, 2019
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Big Scrub Landcare Working to Save our Species

Big Scrub Landcare (BSL) is doing something to stop the extinction of more than 28 threatened animal species and 30 threatened plant species that are found in critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest across the Big Scrub. BSL in partnership with NSW Government’s Saving our Species program is contributing over $500,000 of investment in the next...

Order of Australia for Dr. Tony Parkes
June 10, 2019June 10, 2019
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Order of Australia for Dr. Tony Parkes

Big Scrub Landcare President Dr. Tony Parkes has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)  for distinguished service to conservation and the environment through the restoration of subtropical rainforest in northern New South Wales. Tony commented “I am delighted that this award recognises services to conservation. I accept this award on behalf...