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NSW Environment Minister’s visit to the Big Scrub
August 31, 2020August 31, 2020
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NSW Environment Minister’s visit to the Big Scrub

NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean and local MLC Ben Franklin visited Victoria Park Nature Reserve on 8th July 2020 to meet the Big Scrub Landcare leaders to learn about our work in restoring critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest, particularly in current SoS Conservation Co-funding project. The visit made history as it was the first time...

NSW Environmental Trust continues to support Big Scrub Landcare
August 31, 2020August 31, 2020
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NSW Environmental Trust continues to support Big Scrub Landcare

Big Scrub Landcare has successfully secured funding from the NSW Environmental Trust for its ongoing Remnant Care and Science Saving Rainforests Programs. This is the 14th grant that Big Scrub Landcare has received from the Trust through its Restoration and Rehabilitation Program. The grant will fund over 100 days of weed control and monitoring by professional...

Now and Then: Victoria Park
August 31, 2020August 31, 2020
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Now and Then: Victoria Park

When I have visitors who are keen to see a rainforest I take them to the Victoria Park NR. There are so few remnants that there aren’t a lot of choices . You could consider Lumley Park to see Flying Foxes, Rocky Creek to picnic with Platypus or Booyong NR to get the ‘explorer’ experience...

Take the Big Scrub Journey through time
August 31, 2020August 31, 2020
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Take the Big Scrub Journey through time

Curious to explore the Big Scrub, learn more about the history of our precious rainforest, the indigenous stories of our region or find out about the people behind the places – the dedicated professionals who care for our rainforests and their threatened species? Big Scrub Landcare’s Journey through Time is a stunning publication complete with...

Join the fiery discussions to celebrate Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2020
August 31, 2020September 2, 2020
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Join the fiery discussions to celebrate Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2020

To celebrate the 22nd annual event, Big Scrub Landcare is switching to an online format, taking place on Sunday 20th September. This year’s topical theme ‘Saving our Rainforests from Fire’ will be relevant to all members of our north coast community and communities further afield. The feature of this year’s event is two panel discussions...

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...