Long standing since 2003

tree planting credit M Shenan

About Us

Long-standing, valued community group, established 2003.
250 Member Monthly Newsletters sent to 1100 people.

We at BVL work to see our region build on its attributes of diverse vegetation, sub-tropical rainforests, sclerophyll forests, coastal heathlands, beaches and dunes, and its pristine waters. Its diverse peoples, its clean and green image translated into productive farmlands which recognise climate variability and change, healthy foods, indigenous practices, and the principles of regenerative agriculture.

Passionate, diverse, talented & committed. That’s us.

Respect for our natural landscapes, ecosystems, peoples, and future in a changing world.

BVL is strongly focussed on supporting a wide community; Families, Farmers, Producers, Landholders, Towns, Schools and Local Government.

Managed by a volunteer committee of 7, we employ 2 Support Officers, and support 32 Locality Groups of volunteers spread across the Byron Shire.

Funded by memberships, donations, Government grants, and assistance from Byron Council and a stack of goodwill and voluntary input from the community!

Farm-Forestry-Field-day-credit-Alison-Ratcliffe

A strong focus on field days, workshops & seminars

We educate, show and demonstrate natural resource management in areas such as:

  • Weed Management, Rainforest Regeneration & AgroForestry
  • Riparian Management, Water Quality & Regenerative Agriculture
  • Soil Health, Native Plant diversity & Habitat Creation
  • Animal Nest Box Programmes & Guides to Create Native Gardens

wood duck in nest box credit D Rawlins

We need you!

BVL is also a member of the North Coast Regional Landcare Network which gives a voice to 11 Landcare networks on the North Coast of NSW.  To find out how BVL fits into the bigger picture of Landcare read this document – North Coast Landcare Structure May 2017

In 2020 BVL was granted DGR status which means we can issue receipts for tax-deductible donations and are registered with the ACNC as a charity.

The BVL Committee

Comprises seven locals, based in and around Mullumbimby. It’s a talented group, with skills in governance, education, botany, earth sciences, agriculture, and administration. And life!

We are volunteers, committed to delivering useful and interesting projects to the local community. And providing a platform for education and for the community to build their own expertise and capacity to live and work within their landscape.

Learning new skills, exchanging ideas and experiences, interacting socially, meeting new people, working towards common goals.

Landcare Support Officer

Brunswick Valley Landcare provides a Landcare Support Officer through funding from the NSW Government through Landcare NSW.  Alison Ratcliffe works three days a week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in the Council Offices in Mullumbimby. Byron Shire Council supports the position through provision of an office and administrative support.

Alison is available to answer any of your questions relating to Landcare and natural resource management. Contact Alison

Project Officer

Brunswick Valley Landcare also employs a project officer, Rochelle Merdith, to manage their grant funded projects.

Rochelle is available one day per week on a flexible basis. Contact Rochelle

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