Surveys and assessments

Field surveys are conducted to assess potential impacts of development and other activities on threatened species.

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.

Field surveys help environmental consultants assess the level and type of impact of a proposed development or activity on a threatened species, population or ecological community.

Definitions for threatened species, populations and ecological communities are listed under Schedules 1, 1A and 2 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

Field surveys are used when conducting:

Methods and guidelines

Field survey methods

Survey guidelines

For information on surveying threatened species, refer to the Threatened biodiversity survey and assessment: guidelines for developments and activities (PDF 486KB) ( 2004 working draft)

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Page last updated: 30 June 2016