Ecology | Environment | Heritage


NSW Bell’s Turtle Surveys
Dr Darren Fielder and Dr Christina Kindermann have been undertaking aquatic surveys at Deepwater as part of the Turtles Forever project. These surveys have been ongoing for the past 6 years through the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services at Armidale. We completed surveys in December 2021 for the endangered Bell’s turtle, Myuchelys bellii, and also... Read More »
Species Management Programs
Species Management Programs What are they? The management and protection of wildlife and its habitat on a job site is controlled by a Species Management Program (SMP). A person must not take, keep or use a protected animal unless authorised. A Low Risk SMP is used for Least concern animals (that aren’t colonial breeders). High... Read More »
BioCondition Benchmarks Updated
The Queensland Herbarium has released updated and revised BioCondition Benchmarks (Ver 3.2) for Regional Ecosystem mapping and assessment. These new and updated benchmarks will help to monitor and undertake impact assessment for small and large projects. Benchmarks are specific to each regional ecosystem or vegetation community in Queensland. Benchmarks account for natural variability in structure... Read More »
Eagle’s Nest Depression Camp Heritage Survey
Eagle’s Nest Depression Camp Heritage Survey Redleaf’s archaeologists conducted a heritage survey on the 1930s Eagle’s Nest Depression camp in order to investigate the material remains still present at the site. As one of the few surviving Depression-era camps, the Eagle's Nest Camp was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 2021.      ... Read More »
Inland Rail Fauna Spotter Catcher Services
Inland Rail Fauna Spotter Catcher Services                 Redleaf’s team of fauna spotter catchers have been busy helping on the Inland Rail for Macquarie Geotechnical. A suitably qualified fauna spotter catcher was required to be on site for pre-clearance surveys, excavation and testing activities. It was the fauna spotter... Read More »
Regional Ecosystem Mapping for the Fraser Coast
Regional Ecosystem Surveying and Mapping for The Fraser Coast Redleaf Environmental was engaged by Fraser Coast Regional Council to update the Queensland Herbarium Regional Ecosystem Mapping for approximately 4,000 ha. In consultation with Council and the Queensland Herbarium, Redleaf completed Regional Ecosystem mapping to 1:25,000 scale. Regional Ecosystem surveying and mapping were undertaken as per... Read More »
Threatened Plants of 2018
Plants and flowers can be wonderful subjects for photography and for their amazing ability to grow just about anywhere... unless you happen to be a threatened plant with specific habitat niches and facing an uphill battle to remain in the landscape. They can experience a range of threats including habitat loss, weed invasion, grazing, urban... Read More »
A Jewel in the State's Crown - Queens Park and Botanic Gardens
Protecting Queens Park’s Heritage Heritage is sometimes only recognised and valued once it is lost. But for the ToowoombaQueens Park and Botanic Gardens its character and heritage significance has been enhanced through several upgrades and improvements. Redleaf Environmental has been working with GHD and the Toowoomba Regional Council to preserve Toowoomba’s Queens Park’s unique heritage... Read More »
Threatened Flora of 2017
This year at Redleaf we racked up over 20,000 individual flora records from our many Protected Flora surveys and vegetation mapping across Queensland. We have several Botanists who are Suitably Qualified Persons and they love wondering around the bush looking for amazing flowers, trees, shrubs and herbs.Read More »
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