Ecosure is now ISCA Accredited

Ecosure is excited to announce our Senior Project Manager Paul Wileman, has obtained accreditation as an Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional (ISAP) through the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA). Being an Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional Paul is now able to assist project teams with Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) ratings in accordance with the ISCA rating scheme. The rating scheme is an inclusive rating system which evaluates the sustainability of infrastructure programs, projects, networks and assets across the planning, design, construction and operation stages. The ISCA is a member-based, not-for-profit peak body operating in Australia and New Zealand with the purpose of…

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Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) Accreditation

Ecosure's environmental consultants are accredited under the Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.  Accredited BAM assessors are authorised to complete Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports (BDAR), Biodiversity Certification Assessment Report (BCAR) and Biodiversity Stewardship Site Assessment Reports (BSSAR) with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage biodiversity assessment framework. The Biodiversity Conservation Act of 2016 (New South Wales), came into force on the 25th of August 2017, and introduced the Biodiversity Assessment Method into environmental science research and reporting. BAM accreditation allows our environmental consultants to conduct site assessments in a standardised manner. The Biodiversity Assessment…

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Koala Conservation

Koalas are declining rapidly across Australia and Ecosure is at the forefront of conservation helping to identify and protect the country’s most iconic native wildlife species. Ecosure has been involved in one of the most detailed koala pre-construction surveys ever conducted in Australia. In late 2013, our expertise was engaged by Roads and Maritime Services to conduct a range of pre-construction koala population surveys in relation to the proposed Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade. In August 2014, the Federal Environment Minister imposed conditions on Section 10 of the proposed upgrade to the west of Wardell in north-eastern New South…

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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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