Ecology | Environment | Heritage

Koala’s successfully protected from clearing site

Koala’s successfully protected from clearing site
Koalas recently recorded at a South-East Queensland site earmarked for power line construction were protected from harm by Fauna Spotter Catchers from RedLeaf. The Koala activity had been recorded and photographed at the site by Ergon Energy staff and contractors during a site inspection near Kingaroy. Ergon worked with RedLeaf to ensure all fauna could be... Read More »
Grigor bridge nominated for environmental construction award
The recently constructed Grigor Bridge on the Mary River at Conondale in South East Queensland was nominated for the Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia environmental award. As part of the project team from the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Redleaf Environmental scientists were nominated for the environmental award for their expertise in fauna management during... Read More »
Do you know your waterbirds and wetlands?
The Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane, contains over 100 natural wetlands many of which provide significant habitat for waterbirds. In recognition of these wetlands and their significant values, the Lockyer Valley Regional Council (LVRC) in partnership with Healthy Waterways, Land for Wildlife and the Wetland Awareness Group organised a Wetland Awareness and Bird Identification Bus... Read More »
An exotic chinese stripe-necked turtle found in the toowoomba waterbird habitat
A surprising discovery made by Redleaf Environmental in Toowoomba’s Waterbird Habitat recently may be responsible for saving the Murray Darling Basin from an invasive declared pest species. A Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle (Mauremys sinensis) was found in the Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat during a fauna assessment commissioned by the Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) to ensure the conservation of... Read More »
Environment the winner as bridge opens
Powell Media Release –  The environment has been deemed the biggest winner as the new Grigor Bridge over the Mary River at Conondale opens to motorists three months ahead of schedule. Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, said protecting the local environment had been a priority throughout the project’s construction. “The Newman Government is... Read More »
Queensland vegetation reforms – for better or worse?
Depending on your business, the latest vegetation management reforms in Queensland could be the answer you have been looking for, or for some, just another distraction to getting on with sustainable land management. Recently, Redleaf Environmental staff attended a forum by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) which provided information and updates to the... Read More »
The problem with scarred trees: human or natural?
Human modified scarred trees, or Aboriginal scarred trees, are one of the more identifiable and visible features in the natural cultural heritage landscape. However they are also regularly misidentified because scars can be the result of natural processes or human activity. Human modified scarred trees are by definition any scar created by a human on... Read More »
Quilpie shire council - a model in state quarry approvals
Quilpie Shire Council has recently received a glowing report card from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) for its best practice model in assessing and permitting 28 roadbase quarries across its region. With the help of the experienced team from Redleaf Environmental, Quilpie Shire is now recognised as a State leader for its... Read More »

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