- Machinery (26)
- Climate Change Environmental Consulting Services
- Coastal and Estuary Management
- Development Approvals and Environmental Management
- Environmental Investigations
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Water Quality
- Estuary and River Processes and Management
- Field Data Capture
- Floodplain Management
- GIS and Data Management
- Hydrology and Flood Hydraulics
- Integrated Total Water Cycle Management
- Urban Drainage and Stormwater Management
- Water Efficiency Auditing
- Waterway Management
Capabilities - A Summary
- Field surveys, habitat assessment and mapping
- Comprehensive local and regional assessments of conservation significance for plants, animals and their habitats
- Rare and endangered species studies
- Determination of implications for development of conservation legislation and international treaty obligations
- Ecological impact studies and management options to minimise impact
- Wetland management/monitoring strategies
- Wildlife movement corridor assessment and design
- Biological and management studies relating to aquaculture and commercial/recreational fisheries
- Design and implementation of ecological monitoring programs
- Coastal resource mapping
- Oil spill contingency planning
- Mosquito and midge assessment and control
Ecology - The Basics
Protecting the environment is one of the most important issues facing our country today.
For decades native vegetation has been cleared and wetlands drained. With the loss of these habitats, many wildlife species have become extinct and the resultant land degradation is costing communities millions. From these actions, not only is the economy and the environment threatened, but also the future quality of life.
The way forward is to focus on sustainable land, water, vegetation and biodiversity management. This can be achieved only with long term strategic and integrated thinking.
With renowned expertise in aquatic and terrestrial ecology, BMT WBM offers the integrated thinking that is vital in ecology management. Dedicated aquatic and terrestrial biologists, forming one of the largest ecological consulting groups in Australia, are committed to developing strategies which ensure sustainable use of our environmental resources.
Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology - The Breakdown
Using the latest equipment and techniques, field surveys are conducted for wetlands, mangroves, fisheries, estuaries, benthos and coral reefs; habitats and vegetation are assessed; and studies of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and rare and endangered species are undertaken. Geographical Information Systems are used to aid the clear mapping of each habitat.
Environmental Impact Assessment
Residential and commercial developments; road and railway construction; dredging and dredge material placement; effluent and stormwater disposal; extractive industries - the environmental impact can be massive. From the analysis of these environmental impacts, advice can then be given on design, construction and operational phase environmental management approaches which will minimise the effects on native flora and fauna and reduce the ecological impact of development.
Environmental Management and Monitoring
Development of management plans to reduce ecological impacts must be followed through with comprehensive monitoring programmes. From defined objectives, ecological indicators are determined and identified, and measurement techniques established. Pilot studies are conducted to ensure the optimum cost effectiveness and the results are then used to refine the design of the monitoring program.