Consultants / Ecological Restoration Project Planning

The consultancy provides feasibility/ scoping services for environmental restoration projects. In the project planning phase we commonly liaise with a range of professionals relevant to the project at hand and combine this liaison with close analysis of the subject sites ecological constraints, practical constraints relating to implementation, project budget and objectives.

The documents/reports produced are useful tools for project planning and ultimately guiding the physical works that relate to the project at hand.

Scrub Consultants has considerable experience in preparing the following documents:

Restoration plansA plan used to guide a restoration project, with the goal of restoring a particular site or habitat type by reversing or minimizing environmental disturbances. A key component is an analysis of the site/ habitat by field surveys which may lead to recommendations for physical works such as fencing, weed control, animal pest control, native revegetation, wildlife monitoring etc.

Planting/ Revegetation plansA plan providing planting specifications and detailed information on how to implement the planting. Planting plans often relate to native revegetation for environmental outcomes including biodiversity restoration, riparian/ waterway/ wetland restoration, habitat connections and/ or buffering. However planting plans can also have an exotic component when designing shelterbelts, timber woodlots etc.

Animal pest and plant pest (weed) management plansPlans which address management issues associated with environmental weeds (plant pests) and/or animal pests. Typically pest plans address both animal and plant pests, however plans may range from targeting 1-20 weed species in one site, to multi-species control across multiple sites, on up to pest management planning at a wider landscape/ catchment level. Field survey work is used to identify pest presence, pest species type, and distribution/ abundance, with options for spatial mapping, gps locations or aerial mapping. Pest management plans should extend over a period of 3-5 years in order to achieve sound outcomes.