Bush For Life and bushcare FAQs
What is bush regeneration?
Bush regeneration (or bushcare) is the practice of rehabilitating bushland by reducing the threats in a way that encourages the natural regeneration process of the ecosystem. Bush For Life practises the ‘minimal disturbance’ method which involves a very targeted and strategic approach to reducing the threat of invasive weeds. It’s slow but effective and ensures a site’s biodiversity is retained. Through the steady efforts of many bushcare volunteers, indigenous plants are able to thrive, set seed and regenerate.
Why conserve bushland?
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, contributes to sustainable agriculture, influences weather and climate, provides a seed source for revegetation projects, and is enjoyed by people seeking the health and wellbeing benefits of being in nature.
Why is bushcare important?
Healthy, resilient bushland can better withstand threats such as weed invasion and climate change. Environmental weeds are one of the biggest threats to the bushland remaining after large-scale clearance. Bushcare is a practical way for anyone to get involved, and is a proven way to reduce the threat of weeds and restore the health of our bushland.
Where are Bush For Life sites?
Our 300 BFL sites extend from the mid-north and Clare Valley, south to Victor Harbor and Goolwa, and from the coast of Adelaide to the Murray Mallee in the east. These sites include council bushland reserves, private land and bushland owned by corporate landowners. Contact us to find a BFL site near you