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End of Year Update: Progress Returns and Funding Flows for Science Saving Rainforests Program
December 9, 2021December 9, 2021
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End of Year Update: Progress Returns and Funding Flows for Science Saving Rainforests Program

As another turbulent year draws to a close, Big Scrub Landcare paused to hold its AGM on Sunday, reflecting on a period where progress returned despite continuing uncertainties in the broader community. In his President’s report, Dr Tony Parkes described 2020-21 as a continuation of a succession of excellent years for our Landcare group. Throughout...

Big Scrub Landcare Resources
June 11, 2021June 16, 2021
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Big Scrub Landcare Resources

Over the past 25-plus years, Big Scrub Landcare has cared for more than 50 remnants of subtropical lowland rainforest as well as establishing new patches of rainforest from replanting. During this time, our team has worked with countless experts, spent innumerable hours in nurseries and in the field; and through plenty of trial and error,...

Tales from the archives: When 10-foot carpet snakes attack
April 29, 2021August 2, 2021
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Tales from the archives: When 10-foot carpet snakes attack

A personal contribution from Big Scrub Landcare member, Ken Dorey. The common carpet snake is a usually placid, frequently encountered member of the Big Scrub. That’s always how I’ve seen them, until I stumbled across a 10-foot specimen that wasn’t too happy to be found. This snake coiled and struck out at me, unprovoked –...

Brookfarm’s transformation from desolate farm to towering rainforest
April 25, 2021October 12, 2021
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Brookfarm’s transformation from desolate farm to towering rainforest

By Chris Byrne, Communications Manager, Big Scrub Landcare. Original version of story published in Byron Magazine.  In 1989, Pamela and Martin Brook purchased a run-down dairy farm in the Byron Bay hinterland to live their dream of moving to the country. Over the decades since, they tirelessly converted the desolate farm into a thriving orchard,...

Site preparations officially start for our genetically diverse seed plantation
March 1, 2021April 30, 2021
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Site preparations officially start for our genetically diverse seed plantation

This year has started with some exciting activity for Big Scrub Landcare, with site preparations officially starting on our genetically diverse rainforest seed plantation at Wollongbar. The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity, with works familiar to us including arborist works and woody weed control and other activities not so familiar including soil...