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Myocum, New South Wales

GPS -28.612132° 153.506450°
Planting Date  08/2029  
Project Status Completed
Area Restored m2 10,000
Trees Planted 1561
Carbon Sequestered in Tonnes 375
Funded and Supported by Rainforest 4 Foundation

Reforesting cow paddocks and building rainforest corridors. 

Ecological importance 

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.


The considerations made specific to the site were to return this cow paddock back to rainforest, increase local microclimate, create a wildlife corridor between two remnant rainforest patches and stabilise the surrounding creeks by planting alongside creeks to encourage wetness and waterflow. 

Site considerations

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Reforest Now is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission 
ABN: 40 887 914 802

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, the Bundjalung of Byron Bay Arakwal people, the Minjungbal people and the Widjabul people as traditional owners and custodians for parts of the Byron Shire, as the first people of this country, and pay our respects to their elders, past and present

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