To provide services to survey, assess, manage, enhance and/or recreate indigenous vegetation and habitats to conserve indigenous biodiversity.
To combine planning and implementation services that allows us to fulfil the needs of managing indigenous flora and fauna and bushfire risk during all stages of land management and planning – from planning and design stages to ecological restoration implementation.
The Three R’s
These are the prioritised actions for ecological restoration as defined by an array of experts. Not only will action in this order preserve the most important ecological processes effectively but they will create the most cost-effective results.
Retention/Reservation of Indigenous Vegetation
Remnant indigenous vegetation is much more complex then we will ever be able to document or understand. The array of species within natural vegetation don’t just include the easily seen plants and animals but of course many cryptic organisms, such as mosses, lichens, soil flora and fauna etc. The habitat features that wildlife require are also often present in remnant native vegetation but are often absent in degraded sites and revegetation efforts. Retaining natural vegetation is the highest priority because it is the least expensive and most effective way of preserving indigenous flora and fauna their habitats.
Restoration of Indigenous Habitats
This phrase refers to sites where some or minimal remnants of native vegetation remain. Restoration implies that an initial framework or structure of native vegetation is present to build around. The management responses to restoration objectives will range from encouraging regeneration through weed control to selective revegetation.
Revegetation of Indigenous Habitat
Replacing lost indigenous habitat sometimes has to be done from scratch but this is the most expensive and least effective option for restoring indigenous ecosystems. Recreating the complexity of indigenous habitats and eliminating competition from weeds to aid regeneration is a difficult process and is not very effective on many occasions.