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Win for Big Scrub

Big Scrub Landcare has received first place in the highly regarded Society of Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) awards for Excellence in Ecological Restoration Practice. The award acknowledges Big Scrub Landcare’s significant and enduring contribution to the practice of ecological restoration over it’s 24 year long Big Scrub Rainforest Restoration Program – aimed to save our[…]

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Big Scrub Landcare co-founder wins Major Australian Environmental Award

Dr Tony Parkes co-founder and President of Big Scrub Landcare won the prestigious Banksia Award for Community Environmental Leadership at a special ceremony at the University of Sydney, recently. The Federal Minister for the Environment & Energy Josh Frydenberg, each year awards an Australian who has shown inspirational leadership in caring for and nurturing our[…]

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SUBMISSION FROM BIG SCRUB LANDCARE ON THE DRAFT NSW BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION BILL AND ACCOMPANYING LEGISLATION AND CODES

ABOUT THIS SUBMISSION This submission by Big Scrub Landcare (BSL) is in three parts. Part A is a summary of the submission. Part B provides background information about BSL and lowland subtropical rainforest. Part C deals with major issues of concern to BSL. PART A. SUMMARY BSL is one of the largest and most successful[…]

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Big Scrub: A cleared landscape in transition back to forest?

Parkes T., Delaney M., Dunphy M., Woodford R., Bower H., Bower S., Bailey D., Joseph R., Ford J., Nagle J., Roberts T., Lymburner S. and McDonald T. Big Scrub: A cleared landscape in transition back to forest? Ecological Restoration & Management 2012; 13(3), 212–223.

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Coolgardie Farm Visit

After a break of 15 years BSL members revisited Crystal Hill, the Coolgardie property of Stephanie and Julian Lymburner. Stephanie and Julian Lymburner’s property, Crystal Hill, was the venue for BSL’s  latest ‘farm visit’. Crystal Hill is on the Big Scrub escarpment about 10 minutes drive south of Ballina. That drive south from Ballina follows[…]

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Community response

Rainforest Landcare Group formed in 1992 in response to the fragile nature of the remaining Big Scrub remnants and the very high conservation value of local, national and international significance. BSL was incorporated in 1995 and received it first project grant. The group evolved and grew rapidly and now is the largest and most active[…]

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Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail

 Jonathan Parkyn gave a detailed and intriguing presentation on the current state of the local, and critically endangered, Mitchell’s rainforest snail and the research been done to learn more. Jonathan is a PhD candidate at Southern Cross University Snails are molluscs, from the Latin word mollis, meaning soft. Molluscs are soft-bodied animals including Mitchell’s rainforest[…]

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