The ‘big scrub’ rainforest - Mary Cairncross an important remnant

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Thank you for registering. This event will be held in the Cairncross Theatrette at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Please note you are required to comply with the following COVID-safe event requirements. 1. Complete a health self-assessment. If you have answered yes to any of these questions you may not be able to attend. Have you:  Experienced any cold, flu and/or COVID-19 symptoms in the past 2 weeks?  Been suspected of having COVID-19?  Undertaken any overseas or travel to COVID-19 hotspots in past 2 weeks?  Been exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19;  A compromised immune system or been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition? 2. Provide your name and contact details at registration. 3. Sanitise your hands before entry and upon exiting the event. 4. Maintain social-distancing.

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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

148 Mountain View Road

Maleny, QLD 4552

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Learn more about sub-tropical rainforest biodiversity hotspots including Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

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Sub-tropical rainforest areas of northern NSW and South-east Queensland, known colloquially as ‘big scrub’, are considered national biodiversity hot-spots. These areas have some of the highest levels of species diversity and richness found anywhere on the Australian continent with only the wet tropics having a greater species richness.

Over the past 200 years we have seen significant declines in the extent of the big scrub rainforest, almost wiping them out entirely in some parts of northern NSW in pre and post war times.

The term scrub is a derogatory term used to describe low scrappy vegetation by the early settler’s intent on clearing the vegetation. When they were confronted by the majestic rainforest areas with their tall valuable cedars and other rainforest trees they coined the phrase “big scrub”.

Fortunately, some important areas remain and due to the efforts of many special, caring people and communities we are collectively seeing restoration of rainforest.

Richard’s presentation will look at historically how and why we have lost such extensive areas of rainforest on the Blackall Range, what makes Mary Cairncross such an important and special remnant patch of rainforest in a Sunshine Coast area context; and what Council has been doing to help protect and restore these biodiverse ‘power-house’ habitat’s.

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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

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