We provide expert advice and regulatory compliance for all aspects of rehabilitation and restoration from vegetation assessments and rehabilitation feasibility studies to the reporting of compliance criteria and close out.
The development and implementation of effective rehabilitation strategies ensures rehabilitation results in a sustainable, long-term land use that complies with stakeholder expectations and requirements, providing a positive environmental outcome.
We address all aspects of rehabilitation practice from pre-disturbance to final relinquishment, and provide the following rehabilitation services to enable successful rehabilitation outcomes:
- Project Environmental Management – baseline and feasibility studies – botanical surveys (including weeds and dieback), assessment of existing vegetation condition, research and review of information databases, soil capability surveys, fauna surveys and hydrological surveys.
- Rehabilitation management systems – rehabilitation and revegetation design, strategies, management plans, guidelines, step-by-step procedures or specifications, action plans, knowledge capture, transfer and auditing.
- Completion criteria – site specific indicators and criteria that are acceptable to all stakeholders.
- Landform design – characterising, handling, shaping to meet natural contours.
- Ecosystem reconstruction – site specific revegetation solutions, seed management (provenance correct species selection and collection, storage, viability and use), fauna habitat enhancement, flora and fauna monitoring, remedial solutions.
- Management and reporting systems – implementation, supervision, and co-ordination, training and technical assistance.
- Rehabilitation research – defining key questions from a practitioner perspective, prioritising research responses, experimental design, engaging research institutions.
- Stakeholder engagement – including local communities, Government, non-government organisations and Traditional Owners. Two way communication to understand stakeholder preferences and to manage expectations.
- Assessment and review – reporting systems, annual monitoring reports.