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Exploring Big Scrub remnants on the Plateau
June 29, 2020June 29, 2020
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Exploring Big Scrub remnants on the Plateau

Big Scrub Landcare’s (BSL) Executive Committee and dedicated members were presented a rare opportunity to venture to a number of important remnants during June. The aptly named ‘Plateau Tour’ was the first of many planned site visits in an attempt to see all fifty-three remnants currently part of BSL’s Remnant Care Program. This portion captured...

Rainforest Resilience – a personal reflection of the drought
June 29, 2020June 29, 2020
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Rainforest Resilience – a personal reflection of the drought

Written by Stephanie Lymburner. Having been associated with this property since 1968 and dwelt here for the past twenty-six years we have observed many changes, including, cyclonic rain events, strong destructive winds, the positive effect of weed control, unsympathetic neighbours, Highway upgrades, and most recently the nearby threatening fires. Nothing had prepared us for a severe...

Camphor conversion to rainforest project
June 29, 2020June 29, 2020
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Camphor conversion to rainforest project

Update: Camphor conversion to rainforest project Stage 2 of Enhancing remnants, linkages and corridors across the Big Scrub, funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, is nearing completion. This project has successfully been converting mixed Camphor Laurel /rainforest stands back to rainforest over 3 years to expand and enhance critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest and improve...

The Noisy Pitta – Now and Then
June 29, 2020June 29, 2020
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The Noisy Pitta – Now and Then

A personal and historic look at the Big Scrub – Ken Dorey  When I first began to browse my newly acquired Field Guide to the Birds of Australia (Simpson and Day), I was amazed to find the rainbow-coloured Noisy Pitta. I would more easily believe that unicorns existed then this strange bird. But this unicorn does exist...

Update: Science Saving Rainforests Program
June 29, 2020June 29, 2020
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Update: Science Saving Rainforests Program

Big Scrub Landcare’s Science Saving Rainforests Program (SSR) is continuing to progress well. Broadly, the program involves developing a living seed bank in the form of plantations of multiple, carefully selected individuals of fifty important rainforest species to produce seed with optimal genetic diversity for use in restoration plantings. This will help to ensure the...

Rainforest restoration in light of Covid-19
May 1, 2020May 1, 2020
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Rainforest restoration in light of Covid-19

Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing and self-isolation have seen considerable impacts on business-as-usual operations for countless organisations. It goes without saying that safety restrictions have had far reaching impacts, influencing our interactions, discussions and how we do things on a day to day basis. You might wonder ‘how are these changes affecting Big Scrub Landcare and...

Replenished stock of Rainforest Restoration Manual
May 1, 2020May 1, 2020
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Replenished stock of Rainforest Restoration Manual

It might be that people are seeking knowledge and learnt experiences from professional bush regenerators or searching for best-practice restoration tips to convert Camphor Laurel to rainforest. Whatever the reason, we have experienced strong sales and have sold out the first print run the recently-published 3rd edition our popular manual Subtropical Rainforest Restoration – A...

Wompoo Fruit Dove benefiting from restoration work
May 1, 2020May 1, 2020
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Wompoo Fruit Dove benefiting from restoration work

The Wompoo Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus) is just one of the twenty-eight threatened fauna and thirty threatened flora species that are benefitting from the $554,000 co-funded project being delivered by Big Scrub Landcare through the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program. The Wompoo Fruit Dove is an iconic and beautiful species of the Big Scrub...

Update: Saving our Rainforests from Fire
May 1, 2020May 1, 2020
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Update: Saving our Rainforests from Fire

In response to the unprecedented fires experienced in and around Nightcap National Park, Big Scrub Landcare launched the Saving our Rainforests from Fire campaign to undertake urgent post-fire scientific research and assessment of the bushfire impacts. This work has centred on forested areas including rainforest and areas of mixed rainforest and sclerophyll vegetation. Since the...

Management Changes at Big Scrub Landcare
February 21, 2020May 1, 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...

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