Threatened Species Management

Threatened Species Management

Vulnerable Green-thighed Frog (Litoria brevipalmata) targeted during call playback and spotlighting searches of preferred habitat, Tabbimoble.

Vulnerable Green-thighed Frog (Litoria brevipalmata) targeted during call playback and spotlighting searches of preferred habitat, Tabbimoble via Woodburn.

Threatened species impact assessment is an important part of environmental impact assessments.

Arbor Ecological has been contracted to conduct assessments and prepare reports and management plans for a wide range of threatened plants and animals, and Endangered Ecological Communities (EEC).

Michael keeps up to date with State and Commonwealth threatened species legislation and closely follows State and Commonwealth guidelines when assessing the likely impacts of developments such as significant effects on threatened species, populations, ecological communities or their habitats.

By their nature, threatened fauna species are often rare, cryptic and difficult to detect.  We conduct thorough assessments of the suitability of threatened species habitats, the likelihood of threatened species occurring, and potential impacts to threatened species from proposed works.  Report recommendations regularly include management measures to avoid, minimise and mitigate threatened species impacts.

Our threatened species management services include:

  • Threatened species habitat assessments, targeted threatened species searches, and survey design and implementation

    Threatened water nutgrass, Cyperus aquatilis, detected during ecological surveys for Pacific Highway upgrade, lluka

    Threatened water nutgrass, Cyperus aquatilis, detected during ecological surveys for Pacific Highway upgrade, lluka

  • Threatened species & EEC Assessments of Significance – previously 7-part test & 8-part test of significance (s. 5A EP&A Act)
  • Matters of National Environmental Significance assessments under the Commonwealth EPBC Act
  • Threatened species management plans including Koala Plans of Management (KPoM)

 

Some of our threatened species management projects are as follows:

  • Survey of threatened Brush-tailed rock wallaby and Sandstone Rough-barked Apple (Angophora robur) for land subdivision at Kangaroo Creek via Grafton
  • Prepare Flying-fox camp management plan, Silver Sands Caravan Park, Evans Head
  • Beach Stone Curlew pre-clearing assessments for foreshore development, Cardwell, North Queensland
  • Diurnal searches and ecological surveys for various threatened species for the Pacific Highway upgrade, Woolgoolga to Ballina
  • Nocturnal survey including call playback and spotlighting searches of preferred habitat for Green-thighed Frog (Litoria brevipalmata), threatened glider and owl species for the Pacific Highway upgrade, Tabbimoble via Woodburn
  • Evening stag watch and spotlighting for threatened glider and owl species, Mount Lindesay Highway via Kyogle
  • Koala habitat assessment for proposed land subdivision, Lismore
  • Pre-clearing assessments for trial exclusion fencing for the Endangered Coastal Emu population, Tucabia via Grafton
  • Prepare Flying-fox camp plan of management, Casino
  • Threatened Bush Nut (Macadamia tetraphylla) translocation assessment, Goonellabah via Lismore

 

Click on the photos below for more information on our Threatened Species Management projects, or to discuss your project requirements please contact us.