ReForest Now Project

Myocum, New South Wales

A rainforest corridor from Mullumbimby to Byron Bay; Reforesting cow paddocks back to rainforest.

Area Restored

1 ha

Trees Planted

1561

Carbon Sequestered

375 tones CO2

Project Summary

The Byron Bay region is known for its wonderful beaches and its rainforest remnants, remnants of just 1% of the former forest. One area particularly devastated was the area of Myocum between Byron Bay and Mullumbimby. It’s water catching hillsides, moist soils and large fertile spaces have been left all but bare, leaving very little in the way of a stepping stone for native birds, let alone other creatures. We have committed to the creation of a rainforest belt through the region and are working with several landholders to plant tens of thousands of trees over the coming years to reconnect and regenerate the landscape. By doing so we will generate a local seed bank that will support regeneration through the Myocum area and beyond.

Region

Myocum, near Byron Bay, NSW, Australia.


Project Status

Open

Planting Period

2019, ongoing.

Project Partners

Rainforest 4 Foundation.
Landholders.

Species

50 species of lowland subtropical rainforest trees.


Project Goals

Return cow paddocks to rainforest.
Increase local microclimate.
Sequester carbon.
Support wildlife
Stabilise creeks
Create a corridor
Engage landholders and community in public planting events.

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