Biodiversity resources

Native Plant identification

Bale, C. L. (2003) Eucalypts and Angophoras of the North Coast New South Wales -

A key to the indigenous species. Dept. of Botany, UNE, Armidale.

Floyd, A. G. (2008) Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia , Terania Rainforest Publishing, Lismore.

Harden, G., McDonald, B., Williams, J. (2006) Rainforest Trees and Shrubs - A field guide to their identification , Gwen Harden Publishing, Nambucca Heads, NSW.

Harden, G., McDonald, B., Williams, J. (2006) Rainforest Climbing Plants - A field guide to their identification , Gwen Harden Publishing, Nambucca Heads, NSW.

Leiper, G., Glazebriik, J., Cox D., Rathie, K. (2008) Mangroves to mountains: a field guide to the native plants of South-east Queensland. Logan River Branch, Society for Growing Australian Plants (Qld Region),Browns Plains, Qld. Browns Plains, Qld.

Watsford, P. (2006) Plants of the Forest Floor - a guide to small native plants of subtropical eastern Australia, Nullum Publications, Murwillumbah.


Ensbey, R. (2009) Noxious and Environmental Weed Control Handbook: a guide to weed control in non-crop, aquatic and bushland situations (4th edition). NSW Industry and Investment, Grafton.

Available online at

NSW North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee (2009) Bush Friendly Nursery Scheme BFNS Environmental weeds and native alternatives. Taree to Tweed: A guide to identification, control & replacement . (2 nd edition) The Island Quarry Arts and Eco Centre, Byron Bay.

Available online at

Bush Regeneration

Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Group. (2008) Common Weeds of Northern NSW Rainforest. A practical manual on their identification and control. Second edition. BSRLG. Mullumbimby, NSW.

Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Group (2005) Subtropical Rainforest Restoration. A practical manual and data source for landcare groups, land managers and rainforest regenerators. Second edition. BSRLG. Bangalow, NSW.

Buchanan, R. (1989) Bush regeneration - Recovering Australian landscapes, TAFE, NSW.

EnviTE (2004) Getting started in bush regeneration Video recording. Environmental Trust and EnviTE Environment, Lismore NSW.

Kooyman, R.M. (1996) Growing Rainforest - Rainforest Restoration and Regeneration , State Forests NSW, Casino.

National Trust (1999) Bush Regenerators Handbook National Trust, Sydney.

NSW DLWC (2001) Coastal Dune Management: A manual of Coastal Dune Management and Rehabilitation Techniques Coastal Unit, Department of Land & Water Conservation NSW, Newcastle

Threatened Species

National Parks and Wildlife Service (2002) Threatened Species of the Upper North Coast of New South Wales - Fauna , NPWS Coffs Harbour.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (2002) Threatened Species of the Upper North Coast of New South Wales - Flora , NPWS Coffs Harbour


Byron Shire Council (1999) Byron Flora and Fauna Study . Unpublished report prepared by Landmark Ecological Services Pty Ltd, Ecograph & Terrafocus Pty Ltd prepared for Environmental Planning Services Byron Shire Council.

Byron Shire Council (2004) Byron Biodiversity Conservation Strategy . Byron Shire Council, Mullumbimby. Available at


Simpson, K., Day, N. and P. Trusler, 2004. Field Guide to the Birds of Australia 7 th ed. Viking, Penguin, Australia.

Stewart, David, 2002, Australian Bird Calls - Subtropical East , Nature Sound, Mullumbimby (audio CD)


Robinson, M., 1998, A Field Guide to Frogs of Australia , Reed New Holland, Sydney.

Stewart, David, 1998, Australian Frog Calls - Subtropical East , Nature Sound, Mullumbimby.(audio CD)


Swan, G. Shea, G. and Sadlier, R., 2004, A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales , New Holland, Sydney


Menkhorst, P. (2004) A field guide to the mammals of Australia , OUP, South Melbourne.

Triggs, B. (2004) Tracks, scats and other traces: a field guide to Australian mammals , OUP, South Melbourne.


Braby, M. F. (2005) The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia , CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Aquatic Invertebrates

Gooderham, J. and Tsyrlin, E. (2005) The Waterbug Book, CSIRO Publishing, Victoria.


Franks, A.  and Franks S. (2006) Nest Boxes for Wildlife - A Practical Guide . Bloomings Books, Melbourne.


Mills, F. (2000) From forest to farm: the story of the first fifty years of European settlement on the Brunswick. Brunswick Valley Historical Society, Mullumbimby.

Ryan, M. (2001) Time and tide again: a history of Byron Bay . Northern Rivers Press, Lismore.

Vader, J. (1987) Red Cedar: The Tree of Australia's History. Reed, Frenchs Forest.


Morand, D. (1994) Soil Landscapes of the Lismore Ballina 1:100 000 sheet. Soil Conservation Service of NSW, Sydney.

Legislation and regulations

Byron Shire Tree Preservation Order

Byron Local Environmental Plan (1988)

Environmental Defender's Office (2008) Rural Landholder's Guide to Environmental Law in NSW (2 ND Edition)


Mousley J. (2009) A resource kit for rural landholders in the Northern Rivers Region. Northern Rivers Cathcment Management Authority, Grafton. Available for download at

Learmouth, R. Whitehead, R. Boyd, W. and Fletcher, S. (2007) Living and working in rural areas: A handbook for managing land use conflict issues on the NSW North Coast . NSW Department of Primary Industries, Wollongbar. Available for download at

Useful Websites

Bush Regeneration

Australian Association of Bush Regenerators


Conservation Agreements

DECC Conservation Partners Program

Nature Conservation Trust of New South Wales

National Parks

Pesticide Use

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Plant Identification

New South Wales Flora online

Threatened Species and EEC's

Threatened Species Populations and Ecological Communities of NSW

Nationally threatened species and communities

NSW Wildlife Atlas

Vegetation communities


Bushland Friendly Nursery Scheme

CRC for Australian Weed management

Far North Coast Weeds

North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee

NSW Industry and Investment


Wildlife friendly fencing


Soil health and fertility

Acid Sulfate Soils

Local Contacts

Aboriginal groups

Arakwal Aboriginal Corporation

Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council

Madhima Gulgan Aboriginal Group

Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council

Tweed Byron Aboriginal Land Council


Landcare Community Support Officer
C/- Byron Shire Council
P O Box 219
Mullumbimby NSW 2482
02 6626 7028

Bangalow Landcare Inc.

Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Group

Brunswick Valley Landcare

Byron Bird Buddies

Federal Landcare Inc

Goonengerry Landcare  Inc.

Nashua Landcare Inc.

Wilsons Creek Huonbrook Landcare

Legal Advice

Environmental Defender's Office Northern Rivers
1/71 Molesworth St NSW 2480
PO Box 212, Lismore NSW 2480
Telephone: 1300 369 791
Fax: (02) 6621 3355

NRM Organisations

EnviTE Environment

Wetland Care Australia

Nature Conservation Trust of New South Wales

PO Box 1121
Lismore NSW 2480
Ph: (02) 6626 0333
Fax: (02) 6621 6899

Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority

Rural Fire Service NSW

In an emergency call 000

Far North Coast Zone 02 6684 3662
Information line 1800 654 443

Pest animal management

Livestock Health and Pest Authorities
79 Conway Street,
Ph 02 6621 2317
Fax 02 6621 2928

Wildlife care

Australian Seabird Rescue

Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers
24hr rescue hotline  6628 1866

WIRES Northern Rivers
Emergency Hotline 6628 1898

+612 6626 7000
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