SAVE THE DATE! 18th-19th September Big Canopy Campout Event 2021

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  • A forest is not just a large collection of trees

    As we all know, a forest is not just a large collection of trees. A forest includes myriad other plants, along with fungi, insects, birds and mammals. Everything in a forest has its role, so planting trees without thinking about the ecosystem as a whole will not be effective. Some tree planting projects are more like plantations – so yes, they provide tree cover, but they are essentially monocultures and will never function as an old-growth forest does.
  • Can we really separate outdoor pursuits from nature?

    At BCC, we love the challenging elements of enjoying the outdoors. There’s an undeniable thrill to working out the best route up a new tree or finally arriving at a suitable campsite after hours of slipping and sliding on muddy forest paths. Surely, though, it wouldn’t be the same without the sights, smells and sounds of wildlife on the way? Can we really separate outdoor pursuits from nature? 
  • Sunday summary of events 2020

    At the time of writing, we have raised over $7500 AUD to support Bob Brown Foundation’s crucial campaigns and activism work, and we are hugely grateful to everyone who’s now climbing on the limited edition DMM gear that enabled us to raise these funds. We are also blown away by the sheer number of campouts registered this year – it’s the most we’ve ever had and we all feel very moved by your messages, photos and videos. In one of the most challenging years most of us have ever experienced, seeing everyone come together for our precious, irreplaceable forest habitats is a true balm for the soul. 
  • Going Home by Paul Pritchard

    Being amongst the trees has a powerful effect on people. Going to the forest is like going home for us - a long distant memory that we can’t quite put our fingers on. We came down from the trees well over a million years ago but the feeling of being in the canopy lingers still in our genetic memory.