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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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What we do

On-ground rainforest restoration, which involves caring for patches of remnant rainforest and restoring rainforest on land from which rainforest has been cleared. A series of major projects have been successfully completed over the last ten years, recently in partnership with other key stakeholders we have introduced into the Big Scrub Restoration Program, which has now[…]

More About the Big Scrub

It is in these relicts of the Big Scrub rainforest that we can see Australia’s Gondwanan inheritance (White, 1986). The Australian rainforests contain many primitive flowering plants. As most rainforest remnants are less than five hectares in area, they are subject to weed invasion, the impact of cattle grazing and other human disturbances (BSRLG,1998). The[…]

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How the Big Scrub was Formed

The original Shield volcano of Mount Warning that ceased to erupt about 20 million years ago was over 2 km high. This enormous mountain attracted moist air from the coast resulting in a high rainfall. Over time the water forming streams and rivers carved out a caldera. Much of the volcanic rock basalt from the[…]