Threatened species survey and assessment guidelines

Field surveys help assess potential impacts of development and other activities and guide decisions.

New guidelines for surveying threatened plants

Guide to Surveying Threatened Plants (PDF 572KB), released February 2016, provides detailed guidance for field survey technique including survey effort for individual plant species.

The suite of guidelines provided here will help ecological consultants conduct field surveys for:

Field surveys enable ecological consultants to reliably assess the level and type of impact a proposed development or activity will have on a threatened species, population or ecological community. Threatened species, populations and ecological communities are those listed under Schedules 1, 1A and 2 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

Field surveys should focus on threatened species and their known or potential habitat on the site.

Field survey methods

Survey guidelines

For information on surveying threatened species, refer to the Threatened biodiversity survey and assessment: guidelines for developments and activities, 2004 working draft.


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Page last updated: 22 February 2016