ECOLOGICAL SURVEY, MAPPING
ECOLOGICAL SURVEY, MAPPING AND PLANNING
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"Just a quick email to let you know that the funding application to DEC Biodiversity grant that you put together was successful. Thanks again for your good work. Another example that some strategic planning pays"
Mathilde Breton, Shire of Busselton Environmental Officer
Contact our professional environmental specialists to see how we can help your project navigate the complex world of ecological planning.
Protecting the environment while helping our clients achieve sustainable outcomes
What is an ecological survey?
An ecological survey involves surveying an area to determine what plants, animals and communities exist in that area. Our friendly consultants can conduct surveys of proposed development or project sites which can be used to help your project meet State and Federal legislative compliance.
What are ecological surveys used for?
The information collected from a survey provides relevant authorities with important information about the environmental values of the site and helps them understand the potential impacts of changes in land use. From this information the authorities can impose management conditions or propose changes to the development to maintain those values into the future.
When do you need an ecological surveys?
When developing land, it is often condition of Local, State and Federal Governments that an ecological survey be included with a development application.
We can help to plainly explain any development conditions and provide surveys in a format which meets all of the relevant conditions, recommend actions and if possible, results in minimal impact to the environment, giving your development application the greatest chance of approval.
Our expertise is demonstrated by the fact that we maintain well-established relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers, as well as sit on various state and national working groups. While our experience extends to all forms of ecological surveying and planning, we are leaders in conducting surveys and preparing management plans for Western Ringtail Possums and all species of Black Cockatoos which are present in the Southwest of Western Australia.
OTHER SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Our vegetation assessments provide an overview of the vegetation that exists in an area and identifies rare or valuable vegetation/habitats. If these habitats exist, our development plans help to ensure their long-term survival.
Conservation Significance Assessments
We conduct assessments of the biodiversity infrastructure which surrounds a proposed development, and we provide recommendations and management plans to ensure long-term sustainability and compliance with State and Federal legislation.
Pest and Weed Mapping and Management
Proposed developments in Western Australian areas situated in or near natural bushland may require a Pest and Weed Management Plan. We can provide compliant plans or provide reports which outline potential issues and suggest recommendations on how to improve any significant flora, fauna and vegetation in your area.
We also provide the following services: