Geoff Sinclair presents vegetation laws to Law Society Conference

Ecosure’s Senior Botanist Geoffrey Sinclair recently shared a Saturday morning with the CQ branch of the Law Society of Queensland. At their local conference, he was asked to share his knowledge and skills in regards to the changing landscape of vegetation laws…(see what I did there 12). Geoff has over 25 years of experience in the field of Natural Resource Management working in the areas of vegetation management, vegetation offsets, environmental planning and assessment, vegetation mapping, biodiversity assessment, regional ecosystem mapping, and flora and fauna surveys in both Qld and NSW. He has also often been called upon as an…

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Ecosure takes delivery of new vessel

Ecosure’s Rockhampton Office recently took delivery of a new vessel. ‘Stacey’ has had a warm welcome, with the team completing inductions and training on the Fitzroy River this month. She is equipped with a 25hp Four-Stroke Mercury engine as well as an electronic motor for those shallow or quiet project requirements. She is already booked for Oyster and Sediment Monitoring as well as Hydrophone data downloads for a Freshwater Turtle Research project before Christmas. Stacey is also equipped and ready to meet your aquatic weed control requirements. Interested in having Stacey part of your project team? Give the Rockhampton office…

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The Cane Toad Challenge Begins in Brisbane

Brisbane City Council, in partnership with Ecosure and The University of Queensland (Institute of Molecular Bioscience), have started to trap Cane Toad tadpoles in selected waterbodies around Brisbane City. The tadpole traps use a specially formulated bait that attracts Cane Toad tadpoles into the trap. Cane Toad can detect when other Cane Toad eggs have been deposited in the same waterbody and predate (eat) the eggs. The bait mimics the same chemical that coats the eggs and so attracts the tadpoles. As the bait only attracts Cane Toad tadpoles, native frog tadpoles are not attracted and so don't get caught…

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Protect your Assets – Update your PMAV

The best way to ensure that regrowth vegetation on your property remains white, is to have a PMAV locking in the white areas on your property. Many old PMAVs, do not protect all the white areas on your property, this is because a PMAV only locks in the white area at the date the PMAV was submitted. So often not all white areas on your property are protected by a PMAV. This was particularly an issue for PAMVs issues between 2009 and 2012 when high value regrowth controls were in place. It is also important to look at any areas…

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Ibis Annual Census 2017

We invite you to put aside some time between the 21st-29th October to record your count of ibis sighting in your surroundings – this could be ibis foraging or roosting at locations such as a park, along a roadside or near a shopping centre. You can record your count of Ibis here. Spread the word and get involved!

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Nest box installation in Northern NSW

Ecosure’s experienced wildlife officers and tree climbers installed 250 nest boxes between Halfway Creek and Glenugie, Northern NSW. Nest boxes formed part of approval conditions to mitigate habitat loss for upgrade of Section 2 of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade. Nest boxes provide a nesting or roosting place for fauna (including threatened species such as squirrel gliders) when hollow-bearing trees are removed from an area. Ecosure was commissioned by Roads and Maritime Services to undertake surveys of fauna habitat of the area, identify areas potentially suitable for nest boxes and develop a nest box management plan. We were…

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