Partnering with Australia’s leading rainforest genetic scientist and Australia’s leading research ecologist, this project will use the latest DNA analysis techniques to guide the development of a plantation to produce seed to grow planting stock with optimal genetic diversity for use in plantings in the ecological restoration of critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest. This will avoid in-breeding and help ensure the long-term viability of rainforest restoration plantings. The project will lead the world in ecological restoration practice.
Learn More about Big Scrub Landcare’s Science Saving Rainforest program
Watch Making a Vision of Genetically Appropriate Seed Production areas a Reality: Dr Tony Parkes BIG SCRUB LANDCARE | SERA Conference 2018
Watch Genetic Integrity in Bush Regeneration: Dr Linda Broadhurst CSIRO | BSRD 2016
Read about Restore & Renew, one of Australia’s most future focused research projects, applying the very latest genetic technology to conservation. Big Scrub Landcare’s Science Saving Rainforest program is an extension of the Restore and Renew program.
Big Scrub Landcare is acting to protect rainforest from the threat of wildfire through the Saving our Rainforests from Fire project. The project will undertake urgent post-fire scientific research and assessment of the impact of recent bushfires on rainforest in northeast NSW, informing an appropriate post-fire response to improve the long-term management, protection and resilience
Raising funds for our on-ground work and other programs is a vital activity. We were very successful in obtaining government grants in the past, raising $5 million over the past 20 years. However, with changing political priorities and budgetary pressures, we can no longer be reliant on government for funding. We have therefore changed the focus of
We engage with key stakeholders in our Remnant Care and Remnant Expansion programs. This includes local councils, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Rous County Council, other Landcare groups, landholders, schools and the community in planning and implementing lowland rainforest restoration and community engagement events. This engagement continues to facilitate outcomes in rainforest restoration. Activities include
Partnering with Australia's leading rainforest genetic scientist and Australia’s leading research ecologist, this project will use the latest DNA analysis techniques to guide the development of a plantation to produce seed to grow planting stock with optimal genetic diversity for use in plantings in the ecological restoration of critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest. This will
The Re-establishing Rainforest Program is about restoring rainforest on land that was cleared long ago. We work with landholders to restore rainforest by planting and natural regeneration to create new patches of rainforest, to expand existing remnants, to connect remnants and to convert camphor laurel forest and other weed infested areas to rainforest. This increase
Working in partnership with private landholders, NSW National Parks & Wildlife, all levels of government and other community organisaitons, Big Scrub Landcare has developed, funded and delivered outstanding outcomes in more than 40 projects worth more than $5 million on both private and public land including 10 of the 11 Big Scrub remnants on National