Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Group



Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Group

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Our mission is to restore and care for our critically endangered rainforest. Founded in 1992, we are one of the largest and most successful Landcare groups in the country.

We are the voice of the rainforest. We talk to and work with governments, business, private landholders, community organisations and the community generally on our unique lowland subtropical rainforest, it’s magnificent biodiversity, its restoration and ongoing care.

The Big Scrub was the largest expanse of lowland subtropical rainforest in Australia covering an area of approximately 75,000 hectares on rich volcanic and alluvial soils between Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore.

Tragically it was cleared for agriculture and by 1900 only one percent remained in the form of 100 small remnants scattered across a largely cleared landscape.

Type of group


Primary environmental focus

Conservation & Protection

Environmental issue sub-category

Landcare Group

Geographic sphere or activity


Primary location

Bangalow, NSW, 2479

Known address

PO Box 106, Bangalow, NSW, 2479, AUSTRALIA

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Founding Year



See attached file 'Big Scrub Landcare Group Successes'

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