Springbrook Rescue restoration is fundamentally based on facilitating natural regeneration. Our main intervention is removal of weeds where they are inhibiting regeneration. This is particularly the case with the weed, Aristea ecklonii, which has the capacity to be one of the world’s worst weeds capable of replacing whole forests
Regeneration is progressing well. The above banner image shows natural regeneration that has occurred on the property known as Warblers-in-the-Mist. Intervention by ARCS volunteers has been limited to control of weeds and grass. At least 2 million plants have regenerated on the combined restoration sites; threatened species are returning, some after 40 years absence from the plateau.
The images below show the regeneration that has occurred on the property known as Pallida (formerly The Winery) an increase in canopy cover from 31% to 60%. A connectivity corridor has developed between the original national park to the north and the Numinbah Nature Reserve in New South Wales to the south, both part of the World Heritage Area.
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