What is Biodiversity Assessment

A biodiversity assessment is a measurement of certain specified ecosystem components, the most common components that are used as indicators (or surrogates) of a species or area’s conservation status. Assessing regions of high biodiversity, for example, is essential not just for deciding where to focus conservation efforts but also for measuring species communities and potentially discovering new […]

How does agriculture help the environment

Did you know that over half of the earth’s arable land is used for agriculture? Well, it is, and farmers use a lot of the earth’s space to feed us. Their relationship between agriculture and environment and sustainability is more significant than you think. Those involved in agriculture and land management jobs have worked hard to […]

How does composting benefit the environment

How Does Composting Benefit the Environment? The environment is a hot topic nowadays, with signs of the impact humans have on it everywhere. You can take steps at home to reduce the negative effect you have on the environment. For instance, you could opt to compost. So, what’s the environmental impact of composting? Specifically, why […]

Rainwater harvesting system benefits

Rainwater harvesting is the process of trapping and storing rainwater that flows from rooftops or other similar surfaces for use in irrigation and other household and commercial purposes. When it rains, water collected in gutters can flow through drainage pipes, downspouts, and into storage facilities such as barrels, tanks, or dams. Rainwater harvesting is becoming […]

Why land management is important for sustainable lifestyle

Sustainability is a concept that is often thrown around without full understanding. Some believe maintaining a sustainable lifestyle is more personal than a communal effort. The reality, however, is the opposite. It is impossible for individuals to have sustainability in their personal lives without giving attention to sustainable land management (SLM).  What is sustainable land […]

Accredited Assessor under NSW Biodiversity and Conservation Act

The NSW Biodiversity and Conservation Act prescribes that all projects must assess the impacts on biodiversity. Subject to thresholds this assessment identifies the need to either provide or trade Biodiversity Offset Credits to account for the no net loss of biodiversity provision of the act. They are a few key provisions that project planners need […]

Cultural Heritage Assessment and Management is a Key Function of Access

The application of thorough due diligence in the survey for and the management of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage is an essential element of all environmental planning. There is a requirement to undertake and demonstrate due diligence in the survey and assessment of sites when considering Aboriginal Cultural Heritage. It is critical that any assessment or survey […]

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Sensitive Locations

A large component of our work and advice is delivered within fragile environments. These include sensitive riparian zones, fragile dry and semi-arid areas, areas with steep topography and places rich in Aboriginal Cultural Heritage. A sensitive location may not just be referring to physical environmental factors. It can also include local politics, personal belief systems […]