Ecological Survey & Management is a dynamic ecological consultancy committed to working closely with clients to develop pragmatic solutions to ecological issues in a sustainable manner. We focus on understanding the intricacies of the regulatory environment and applying this knowledge, in combination with our ecological assessment skills, to resolve complex ecological issues. We are committed to working closely with clients, government regulators and the community to develop technically rigorous and practical environmental outcomes.
We pride ourselves on providing a highly experienced and skilled project team at exceptional rates providing unparalleled project value. Ecological Survey & Management does not believe in playing the ‘variation game’ and while our fee may not be the lowest, we strongly believe in scoping and budgeting a project appropriately at the outset. We believe this results in Ecological Survey & Management providing a superior level of cost effectiveness.
The Ecological Survey & Management team has over 60 years of combined experience in the consulting industry throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, providing specialist services to a wide variety of clients. Ecological Survey & Management strives to exceed clients’ expectations in terms of service and quality of project deliverables.
Partner - Principal Ecologist
Steve is a Partner and Senior Ecologist with Ecological Survey & Management. Steve is an ecologist with extensive experience in ecological assessment and environmental management gained over more than 24 years in the consulting field in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. His environmental engineering and Masters of Wildlife qualifications in combination with his wide range of experience in the environmental field and ecological speciality enable Steve to work with a variety of professionals to develop practical solutions to complex ecological issues.
Steve has prepared numerous ecological assessments of proposals against relevant national, state and local legislation and policy. He has worked on a large range of projects from infrastructure such as high voltage transmission lines, wind farms, major highway upgrades and mining related projects, to single lot property developments. This has included preparing the documentation for numerous projects under the Commonwealth EPBC Act.
This breadth and depth of project experience and negotiation skills has provided Steve with detailed understanding and knowledge to successfully navigate complex approval processes at local, State and Commonwealth level.
Steve has also undertaken several natural resource management projects such as the development of a habitat network strategy to guide revegetation in south western Victoria; an assessment of the values and threats to wetlands along the Murray River and the assessment of several options to restore a Ramsar listed wetland used as a salt disposal basin for over 30 years.
Partner - Principal Botanist
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