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AABR AGM approaching

Every year there is a renewal process that flows through AABR’s committee. It starts with reflecting on the year that has been and ends with ideas and aspirations for the year ahead, it is the Annual General Meeting The AGM is being held in Sydney at Sydney Central YHA, 11 Rawson Place,  on Tuesday 19th September [...]

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Native fish aquatic habitat restoration

This is an inspiring presentation that showcases a variety of strategies that were used to improve aquatic habitat. Approaches undertaken ranged from mechanical bank shaping to altering mowing practices, resnagging with whole trees to purpose built fish hotels. The detailed monitoring and commitment to community engagement has meant that the upward trajectory for in-stream restoration [...]

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AABR Field Trip – Lake Macquarie

  Photopoint monitoring at Stansfield Reserve Saturday October 28th The Fern & The Burn 9:30am-noon Bookings through Eventbrite  - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-fern-and-burn-coal-point-tickets-36301151722 This field trip will highlight the transformation that is underway of Stansfield Reserve at Coal Point after the medium-high intensity environmental burn of 6/4/16. If you’ve ever wondered about the difference a fire can [...]

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AABR Field Trip – Blackheath

Wasteland to Wetland - Popes Glen Friday 22nd September 2017. Booking essential through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wasteland-to-wetland-popes-glen-tickets-36299649228 Join members of the Popes Glen Bushcare group to explore their Upper Blue Mountains site and learn about the 12 years of work to transform a weedy, willow-infested creekline, subject to urban stormwater pressures, into a functioning wetland ecosystem. Date: [...]

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Photo galleries from our events

When we're out and about there are always photos being taken and we'd like to share them. The Gallery page hosts AABR's collection of photos and will be developed in the future to accommodate case studies of Before and Afters. Here are the happy snaps  

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Subtropical rainforest restoration at the Rous Water Rainforest Reserve

An inspiring case study of a remnant in the Big Scrub area being on the full recovery trajectory for restoration. Brett Weissel chronicles Rous Water’s restoration project which utilized innovative mechanical techniques to achieve successional transition illustrated in a very impressive recovery wheel. View the video by Rous County Council's  Brett Weissel & Anthony Acret [...]

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Restoration in fragmented landscapes – The importance of genetics

  The million dollar question of 'provenance' is eloquently described by Lind Broadhurst within the context of habitat fragmentation and climate change impacts. The talk simply explains the role of genetics in understanding inbreeding depressions and how they can arise from small population sizes or reduced parental numbers. A must see video for anyone who [...]

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Using regional revegetation guides to inform reference ecosystems

Revegetation guides can provide a valuable resource in determining a local indigenous reference community- Principle 1 of the National Restoration Standards. Gill Earl provides a walk through of the Murray-Riverina vegetation guides that are widely accepted as the go-to resource for revegetation projects in that area. The elements of the guides are outlined and why [...]

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Using the Atlas of Living Australia to assist provenance selection

How do you work out what plants are suitable to grow in a climate changing world? Trevor Booth outlines a process using readily available web tools, the Atlas of Living Australia along side the Climate change in Australia website, which enables a variety of climate change scenarios to be considered and the location of potential [...]

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Reflections from a Local Government Bush Regeneration program

Councils undertaking ecological restoration projects have an additional suite of challenges to deal with. This presentation outlines the reality of working on-ground within a council system, how bush regeneration principles are applied under strategic parameters and the critical role and importance of volunteers in enhancing on-ground outcomes, education and leveraging funding. This video also provides [...]

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