AABR is organising an outstanding charter bus trip to Lismore (with professional driver Graeme Steer) leaving Sydney Central on Thurs 20 Sept and returning Tues 25th Sept — Limited to 10 people at this stage. (Early bird price ends end July)
The highlight will be a weekend field trip on 21-24 September to look at the progress being made in rainforest restoration in the ‘Big Scrub’ landscape near Lismore over the last four decades – involving regenerating over 30 remnants and linking them with plantings and regrowth. The tour will be led by outstanding guides highly familiar with the works on the sites and with the local botany and ecology. The tour will take in Australia’s oldest known modern restoration project (initiated by Ambrose Crawford at Lumley Park, Alstonville, in 1935), historic Victoria Park and Rocky Creek Dam restoration sites, as well as ongoing projects on private property.
On the way to Lismore, the AABR bus will stop at Wingham Brush where Dr John Stockard will explain the site’s transformation from a highly degraded remnant to an irreplaceable Nature Reserve..and on the way back we will visit the Coramba NR rainforest restoration project (and other interesting sites at Coffs Harbour guided by local bush regenerators) staying overnight at Shellies Beach, Sawtell.
This field trip complements a pre-conference field trip organised in association with the Society for Ecological Restoration’s 2018 Conference in Brisbane in late September. For further information about that field trip see the SER2018 conference website