Flora and Fauna Survey

Flora and Fauna Survey

Councils and other consent authorities are required to consider the impact of developments on the natural environment which includes flora and fauna and their habitats.

Arbor Ecological undertakes flora and fauna surveys to match types and scales of development.  Vegetation and fauna habitat assessments are the minimum level of survey for relatively small scale developments such as housing developments.  More comprehensive ecological surveys may be required for large scale developments and subdivisions to determine the likelihood of threatened species using the site.

We use a range of survey techniques to examine types, extents and conditions of vegetation communities and habitats, including threatened species habitats and Endangered Ecological Communities (EECs).  Fauna habitat assessments often focus on detecting signs of fauna site use and occupation of sites via scats, tracks, feed trees, hollow bearing trees, fallen logs, rock outcrops, leaf litter, wetlands, waterways and other site features.  We work closely with colleagues to conduct large scale, comprehensive fauna surveys if required.

Threatened species assessment findings and management recommendations are often central to flora and fauna survey reports.  We use industry recognised survey and assessment guidelines to ensure the assessments meet council and government agency requirements.

Our flora and fauna survey services include:

Examples of our flora and fauna survey projects are as follows:
  • Flora and fauna habitat assessments for developments and land subdivisions, Illuka, Ballina, Goonellebah, Lismore, Casino, Mullumbimby, Maclean, Evans Head, Suffolk Park, Ewingsdale and Byron Bay
  • Rainforest EEC impact assessment from track clearing in Cherry Tree State Forest
  • Flora and fauna impact assessments for construction of Pacific Highway ancillary facility offices between Grafton and Ballina
  • Comprehensive flora and fauna assessment for Sportsmans Creek bridge, Lawrence via Maclean
  • Fauna trapping survey, Ocean Shores playing fields development, Byron Shire
  • Arboreal mammal trapping and threatened species spotlighting and call playback for the Pacific Highway upgrade at Tabbimoble via Woodburn
  • Ecological survey, fauna trapping and targeted searches for threatened flora and fauna species at Shannon Creek Dam via Grafton
  • Threatened flora and fauna habitat assessment as part of the Pacific Highway upgrade at Coolgardie via Ballina
  • Property fauna assessment of Freshwater wetland EEC and swamp sclerophyll forest EEC at Bungawalbin via Casino
  • Survey of tree hollow numbers, size ranges and signs of use for proposed land subdivision at Waterview Heights and Kangaroo Creek via Grafton

 

Click on the photos below for more information on our Flora and Fauna Survey projects, or to discuss your project requirements please Contact Us

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Small mammal arboreal trapping survey in swamp sclerophyll forest for Pacific Highway upgrade, Devils Pulpit via Woodburn

 

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Grassland Melomys (Melomys burtoni) in cage trap, fauna trapping survey, Billinudgel Byron Shire

 

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Hyacinth ground orchid detected in vegetation survey of dry sclerophyll forest south of Casino