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The Booyong Reserve Story
February 8, 2018July 30, 2018
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The Booyong Reserve Story

Contributed by Darren Bailey, Committee Member, Big Scrub Landcare. Over the past 20 years Big Scrub Landcare have funded and overseen the delivery of 655 days of professional bush regeneration work at Booyong Reserve at a total cost of over $136,000. Contributing to the ecological restoration of Booyong Reserve is just one of over 40...

Why was the Big Scrub Cleared?
December 6, 2017November 29, 2018
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Why was the Big Scrub Cleared?

From an article by Kim Honan, ABC North Coast The Big Scrub was once the largest expanse of subtropical rainforest in Australia, so why was 99 per cent of it cleared? Dr Tony Parkes has answered that question countless times over the last 25 years, and once asked the question himself when he moved onto...

Minyon Quandong New Population Discovery
November 30, 2017February 8, 2018
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Minyon Quandong New Population Discovery

Contributed by Justin Mallee, Project Officer Threatened Species, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. A team of dedicated bush regenerators has recently been working in the Terrania Creek Valley, Nightcap National Park, as part of the Saving our Species (SoS) program. While removing weeds threatening the habitat of the fleay’s barred frog Mixophyes fleayi, they...

Eyes on the Ground
October 12, 2017February 8, 2018
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Eyes on the Ground

Contributed by Joy Window, Member, Big Scrub Landcare. When you walk through a rainforest, your attention is probably grabbed by the majestic trees and the sounds of birds, tumbling streams or the wind. But if you look down at your feet, you’ll find another equally fascinating world – that of fungi and slime moulds. What...

Don’t Panic
October 12, 2017February 8, 2018
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Don’t Panic

Contributed by Ken Dorey, Committee Member, Big Scrub Landcare If you feel overwhelmed by the beauty, the complexity, of the Big Scrub, don’t panic. Resist the frustration of feeling like a tolerated outsider in a world of mystery. Enjoy the journey. Enjoy the discovery. Getting to know your rainforest is worth the effort. Who hasn’t...

$100,000 Camphor Conversion Grant
October 12, 2017February 8, 2018
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$100,000 Camphor Conversion Grant

Contributed by Maree Thompson, Environment Projects Coordinator, Envite Environment Enhancing remnants, linkages and corridors across the Big Scrub will be the focus of a recently announced Environmental Trust-funded project. The project will provide $100,000 over three years for enhancing and expanding critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest in the Big Scrub across the Byron, Ballina and...

$120,000 Grant for Threatened Species
October 12, 2017February 8, 2018
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$120,000 Grant for Threatened Species

Contributed by Maree Thompson, Environment Projects Coordinator, Envite Environment Critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest and habitat for threatened species in Nightcap National Park, including sites in the Minyon Falls and Wanganui Gorge areas, will benefit from a $120,000 grant under the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Recovery Fund. Funding of over $3 million was approved for...

Species in Profile – Fleay’s Barred Frog
August 17, 2017December 7, 2017
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Species in Profile – Fleay’s Barred Frog

One of the amazing species that can be found in the Big Scrub is Fleay’s barred frog (Mixophyes fleayi). The only place in the world where the frogs are found is in northern NSW and across the border into southeast Queensland and these frogs are listed as an endangered species. EnviTE environment have received $100,000...

Big Scrub Restoration – 2016/2017 Achievements
August 17, 2017February 8, 2018
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Big Scrub Restoration – 2016/2017 Achievements

Contributed by Dr. Tony Parkes, President, Big Scrub Landcare Five projects contributed to our continuing long-term Big Scrub Restoration Program in 2016-17: Year 5 of our six-year $250,000 NSW Environmental Trust project titled Rehabilitating/restoring endangered lowland subtropical rainforest Year 1 of our two-year $100,000 NSW Environmental Trust project titled Saving critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest...