Saving our remnant bushlands.
Remnant bushlands are a precious part of our ecosystem. The environmental restoration program restores and protects these vital biodiverse remnant bushlands.
The environmental restoration project was created in 2016 to help organisations to take practical steps to conserve bushland. It was the first of its kind and an important program in Australia, specifically designed to protect native vegetation. FOGA’s bush regeneration team has started looking after ecologically sensitive and vulnerable ecosystems in and around the Sydney basin for the past 2 years. All the working sites contains a good amount of biodiversity and are turning into a valuable weed free bushland.
Bush regeneration is the practice of rehabilitating bushland by reducing the threats in such a way that encourages the natural regeneration process of the ecosystem to occur. FOGA practises the ‘minimal disturbance’ method which involves a very targeted and strategic approach to reduce the threat of invasive weeds. It’s slow yet effective and ensures that biodiversity is retained to its intrinsic optimum. Through the steady efforts and right practices, indigenous plants are able to thrive, set seeds and regenerate naturally.
Protecting good quality habitats is the best way to conserve biodiversity. Bush regeneration has a key role to play alongside other land restoration approaches such as revegetation. Bushland defines the character of our landscapes, provides habitat for our unique flora and fauna, influences weather and climate, provides a seed source for revegetation projects, and is enjoyed by people seeking the health and wellbeing benefits.
Resilient bushland can better withstand threats such as noxious weed invasion and climate change. Environmental weeds are one of the biggest threats to the bushland remaining after large-scale clearances.
Bush regeneration is a proven way to reduce the threat of weeds, can restore the health of our bushland and is a practical solution that everyone can get involved in.