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Creating a nature conservation culture

Todd explores the concept of ecocentricity and how it provides an ethical and social framework for both restoration and our relationship to the environment. An outline of the social, and individual benefits that have been produced on the Skyline tier project exemplifies how a changed worldview can unite a community. Todd, along with Michael Leunig [...]

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Farming for restoration supply

Why is grassy ecosystem restoration so hard…it doesn’t have to be? Paul Gibson-Roy shines the light on the USA’s approach. In 2015 Paul received a Winston Churchill fellowship to explore the industry in the USA .He shares his findings of the scale and viability of the industry and the government incentives and the structures that [...]

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Five Islands rehabilitation

Restoring native vegetation cover on an island dominated by Kikuyu and Coastal Morning Glory poses unique challenges, especially when the island provides critical seabird breeding habitat. The Five Islands Nature Reserve is a culturally significant site and the success of the restoration project has been due to the project bringing together the Illawarra Local Aboriginal [...]

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Engaging Others Learning Resource

The success and longevity of restoration projects is intertwined with the relationships that are developed with stakeholders at the beginning and throughout a project. By Engaging Others,a project can enable environmental, social, cultural and economic outcomes to be delivered and provide benefits long after ‘the project’ formally ends. The fact sheet provides an overview of [...]

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Restoration Standards plain language

  The National Restoration Standards underwent a review in September 2018. To accompany the revised document a plain language guide was produced summarising the six principles that guide the National Restoration Standards. Links to these documents are here.

AABR publishes a regeneration anthology.

One of the world’s first natural regeneration and ecological restoration projects now extensively documented and illustrated in one volume The Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (AABR), a national organisation committed to the promotion, study and practice of bush regeneration and ecological restoration, is pleased to announce the new release of an anthology that commemorates [...]

Popes Glen Field Day Series outline

This video is an introduction to the inspiring story of Popes Glen Bushcare Group who against the odds has successfully put a willow-infested silt flat on the recovery trajectory towards an EEC, Blue Mountains Peat Swamp on Sandstone. The three videos in the series cover the topics of weeds, stormwater and revegetation and were filmed [...]

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Popes Glen Series – Weeds

The Popes Glen Bushcare Group utilise strong monitoring regimes and the process of adaptive management to inform the treatment of Willows, Privet, Pine trees and Ranunculus groundcover. By careful observation of the impact of their works they have become adept at reinforcing positive outcomes and considering the recovery trajectory of the site to ensure the [...]

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Popes Glen Series – Stormwater

Stormwater flows along the first kilometre of urban streams require energy and nutrient loads to be managed effectively to ensure the downstream integrity of the riparian systems can be maintained. The Popes Glen Bushcare Group, with the support of the Blue Mountains Council, have explored and implemented a variety of highly successful soft-engineering strategies to [...]

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Popes Glen Series – Revegetation

The Popes Glen Bushcare Group set up a vegetation trial to determine what plants would survive in the harsh conditions of the weed infested silt flat. Armed with a successful species list, funding was sought and thousands of plants planted. Bird surveys have informed the revegetation process with bird habitat thickets unintentionally created from weed [...]

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