Category: News

850 Trees Planted in Big Scrub
March 25, 2019March 25, 2019
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850 Trees Planted in Big Scrub

BSL participated in a Big Scrub Interest Day on Thursday 21st March. 180 students from grades 3 and 4 from 14 schools across the Big Scrub region came to Rocky Creek Dam to participate in environmental education activities including tree planting, bush walking and learning about drinking water catchments. The students took part in planting...

BSL in Australasian Science Journal
February 6, 2019March 25, 2019
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BSL in Australasian Science Journal

Big Scrub Landcare have appeared in the Journal of Australasian Science: Australia’s authority on science since 1938. Professor Ian Lowe’s article looks at the loss of biodiversity globally and highlights the positive impact that groups like Big Scrub Landcare are making. The article also refers to the Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program available for mid-career...

BSL – 2019 Projects Update
February 4, 2019February 6, 2019
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BSL – 2019 Projects Update

2019 sees Big Scrub Landcare (BSL) enter its 26th year of operation. We look ahead to a busy year as we undertake projects to the value of $1million over the next four years that promote, facilitate and undertake long term restoration and ongoing care of critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforests. Funding for these projects has...

BSL Receives $50,000 for Restoration at Rocky Creek Dam
December 3, 2018March 25, 2019
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BSL Receives $50,000 for Restoration at Rocky Creek Dam

Contributed by Envite Environment Big Scrub Landcare has been granted $50,000 from the Australian Government National Landcare Program – Environment Small Grants for rainforest restoration at the Rainforest and Water Reserve at Rocky Creek Dam. The reserve is habitat for 25 threatened animal species and 9 threatened plant species including the pouched frog, rose crowned...

$ 100K ET Grant for Big Scrub Restoration
September 20, 2018March 25, 2019
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$ 100K ET Grant for Big Scrub Restoration

Big Scrub Landcare has been awarded another Environmental Trust (ET) grant for $100,000 over two years to restore critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest. This latest grant enables BSL to continue it’s long-term multi-partnered Rainforest Restoration Programs. Dr Tony Parkes (President, Big Scrub Landcare) said: “This latest ET grant marks twenty years of continuous ET funding...

Stone & Wood Raises $17,000 for Big Scrub Landcare
July 30, 2018September 20, 2018
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Stone & Wood Raises $17,000 for Big Scrub Landcare

Local independent brewery, Stone & Wood held their annual Festival of the Stone at their Byron Bay brewery in June to celebrate the release of their 2018 Stone Beer and raised $17,000 for Big Scrub Landcare. Stone & Wood donated all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales to national not-for-profit Ingrained Foundation, a separate entity...

6 Year $249,000 Big Scrub Project Complete
July 30, 2018September 20, 2018
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6 Year $249,000 Big Scrub Project Complete

Big Scrub Landcare have successfully completed an extremely valuable project restoring critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest at Rocky Creek Dam and Nightcap National Park. The six-year project was made possible by a $249,000 grant from NSW Environmental Trust and other sources of funding from Big Scrub Landcare and project partners Rous County Council and NSW...

Enhancing Remnants, Linkages & Corridors
June 7, 2018July 30, 2018
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Enhancing Remnants, Linkages & Corridors

Contributed by Georgina Jones, Member Big Scrub Landcare.  Enhancing remnants, linkages and corridors across the Big Scrub is the focus of a $100,000 Big Scrub Landcare project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust. The project is enhancing and expanding critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest across the Byron, Ballina and Lismore areas. This is the second...

BSL 6 – Year Project Complete
April 12, 2018July 30, 2018
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BSL 6 – Year Project Complete

Contributed by Georgina Jones, Secretary, Big Scrub Landcare.  Big Scrub Landcare has completed a successful 6 year project funded by the NSW Environmental Trusts Community Bush Regeneration Large Project Stream – Rehabilitating & Restoring Endangered Lowland Subtropical Rainforest, which involved restoring critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest at 3 sites at Rocky Creek Dam and Nightcap...

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...

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