In 2018, a group of people who share Rosemary’s love of the land came together and formed a not-for-profit association called Friends of Mt Hyland Inc. This fundraiser is part of the association’s role of contributing to the ongoing maintenance of Motherland Mt Hyland. The devastating bush fires on the east coast of Australia in 2019 burnt large sections of the property, including rain forest areas that usually don't burn.
Rosemary has been able to access grant monies for some aspects of regenerating the land, but not for the equipment and infrastructure needed to propagate seedlings, complete a new shade house, upgrade water systems and purchase planting tools and equipment to maintain the land. Rosemary and friends have the experience necessary to do all of this work and are committed to ongoing planting to help regenerate the land. It has been a great year for rain forest flowering and seeding after years of drought and bush fires. Right now we have an extraordinary opportunity to enhance the biodiversity of the forest with native species.
In this short video, Rosemary talks about what has been happening at Mt Hyland since the bush fires in late 2019. She mentions threatened and endangered species that live on the property. Click this link to view or download the full list - Threatened and endangered species.