I went on a lovely walk in subtropical rainforest the other day in Northern NSW Australia. The walk was on a private property organised by Brunswick Valley Landcare. The owners of the 300 acre property have diligently rehabilitated the forest and created a wonderful walking track with botanical labels on significant trees. It was inspiring to see such work being done and people putting their own money into preserving such fragile ecosystems.
A couple of weeks ago I went on a walk through the rare clay heathland near Byron Bay and found out from our ecologist guide (Andy Baker from Wildsite) that there is more rainforest in Northern NSW hugging the coast now than at white settlement. That was surprising to me and is solely due to the human activity of excluding fire.
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