Albury - Wodonga Threatened Species Monitoring
Since 2018, we have been contracted by Albury Conservation Company to implement their threatened species monitoring program in the Albury (NSW) and Wodonga (VIC) council areas. We have been monitoring >120 sites biannually (Autumn and Spring) across the border area using 70 remote sensing cameras in an effort to detect threatened species including the Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis), Brush-tailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa) and Spotted Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus). Throughout this program we have led community engagement events, advised local councils and participated in the most recent Glider Symposium, sitting on the panel of the Squirrel Glider survey design and monitoring workshop. Data collected from the program contributes to species distribution records and is actively used by planners to inform development applications.
What do our clients say?
"The continued success of the program has been made possible thanks to Dylan McWhinney's expertise, passion and professionalism. I have no hesitation recommending their services." Sam Niedra, Executive Officer, Albury Conservation Company
DM Ecological has been working with CAF Consulting since 2019 providing life of project environmental services including:
- Environmental Planning: Desktop assessments of state and federal databases including geospatial information to identify environmental constraints, significant species and communities, relevant planning scheme overlays and legislative requirements.
- Ecological Assessments: Flora and fauna surveys, targeted threatened species surveys, native vegetation quality assessments and offset applications.
- Environmental Management: Development of environmental management plans addressing pre, during and post construction mitigations around flora and fauna, erosion and sediment control, noise and dust and any other environmental considerations required by approvers and regulators.
What do our clients say?
"DM Ecological has been providing prompt and reliable assistance to CAF Consulting. The technical expertise has ensured out projects are developed with minimal environmental impact and approved by regulators in a timely manner" Dean Briggs, General Manager, CAF Consulting
Flora and Fauna Assessment
During 2020, DM Ecological undertook desktop and field assessments to identify native wildlife within or likely to be within a potential project site for Greater Shepparton City Council and provided a comprehensive list of constraints and recommendations for consideration. This report prepared for GSCC ensured that their project could be designed and developed with minimal environmental impact.