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© Shannon Greenfields

Over the past 30-plus years, we’ve worked with countless experts, spent innumerable hours in the field and learnt a lot about the ecology and best practice behind rainforest restoration in the unique Big Scrub. We’ve captured much of this in our guides, books and the work of our partners.

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Subtropical Rainforest Restoration Manual

A practical manual for Landcare groups, land managers and rainforest regenerators.

Price: $25
Shipping: $5 + $5 per item

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Big Scrub Rainforest Conservancy’s Subtropical Rainforest Restoration Manual

Written for land managers, Landcare groups, rainforest regenerators and restoration consultants, it contains information on how to rehabilitate and care for existing subtropical rainforest remnants and re-establish subtropical rainforest on land from which it has been cleared. It incorporates the latest science and best practice for rainforest regeneration planning, planting, weed control and important data relevant to planting the >300 trees and shrubs that occur in lowland subtropical rainforest.

Produced with the assistance of Envite Environment and Firewheel Rainforest Nursery, the manual has sold over 5,000 copies to date.

The Big Scrub Rainforest

A Journey Through Time

Price: $60
Shipping: $15 for one copy (Extra copies calculated at checkout)

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Produced in association with Rous County Council, the regional water authority.

Curious to explore the Big Scrub, learn more about the history of our precious rainforest, the indigenous stories of our region or find out about the people behind the places – the dedicated professionals who care for our rainforests and their threatened species?

The Big Scrub Rainforest: A Journey Through Time is a stunning publication complete with beautiful rainforest photography and drawings, sharing insights of the Big Scrub Rainforest, its past, present and conservation for the future. This publication showcases contributions from eminent conservationists, ecologists, artists and photographers to celebrate our rainforests and their threatened species. It comprises 175 pages exploring the vales of our magnificent rainforest, the places, their meanings and restoration projects saving our rainforest for future generations. A perfect gift for family and friends. All proceeds go to protecting the Big Scrub.

Australian Rainforest Seeds

This book co-authored by our Vice President, Mark Dunphy of Firewheel Rainforest Nursery, is a guide to collecting, processing and propagating rainforest seeds. If you are curious about the lifecycle of a rainforest, transforming from seed to soaring trees, this beautifully photographed book focuses on the unique diversity of 300 subtropical rainforest fruits and seed and how you can propagate and grow your own forest.

Pick up a copy from Firewheel Rainforest Nursery or online through CSIRO Publishing.

Rainforests: The Secret of Life

The stunning footage of Big Scrub flora and fauna on our homepage was provided by filmmaker David Warth, taken from his documentary Rainforest: The Secret of Life.

Filmed in the Big Scrub, the film captures rare and fascinating wildlife sequences, including the mating rituals of lyrebirds and bowerbirds, and explores the intricate web of life that evolved in these rainforests.

Rainforests hold the key to the secret of life on our planet. They are the most abundant and diverse land environments on earth. Not only do they safe guard the genetic bounty of our past, they also hold the very key to the future of our world.

It can be purchased here.

Other Resources

© Ecological Society of Australia

Ecological Management & Restoration Feature

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

Restoring the rainforests of the Big Scrub is a powerful restoration symbol for the regional communities of far north coast New South Wales, but it is only a partly realised aspiration. What progress has been made in 35 years and to what extent is the aspiration achievable?

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