We provide various environmental restoration services to government organisations, councils and corporations as well as private landowners. The aim of our organisation is to restore, reconstruct and conserve bushlands, threatened plant communities and vulnerable ecosystems in the Eastern Sydney Region. We implement the best practices and methods to achieve better outcomes in the environmental restoration field.
Each ecological community provides a unique genetic variation and integrity which constitutes of the equilibrium of self-sustainability. Where deforestation, urban and agricultural development has occurred. This has injured the natural balance, and the bushland is no longer able to regenerate and repair by itself.
The regeneration can only be achieved through propagation of provenance with sourced specimens and seed collection. FOGA therefore works toward establishing a native provenance production nursery to ensure the ethics of genetic integrity and diversity are upheld in accordance with the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 ensuring that propagated plants will be returned to the plant community from which they were sourced, or within their natural range.
FOGA has a long-term commitment to the training and practice of ecological restoration. Education and training of industry professionals and the wider community is a central pillar of our structure. We will run awareness programmes for supervisors from different organisations to set an industry standard. Information and awareness of the acute importance of local habitats will be distributed to the community.
The teaching of basic bush regeneration skills to school groups will be part of FOGA’s wider training program. Also, the involvement and mentoring of unemployed, under privileged and marginal members of the community will further broaden our scope of training and awareness.