Case study: Ecological Assessment for Origin Energy

Members of our team were engaged to conduct an ecological assessment for Origin Energy’s upstream coal seam gas project in South East Queensland.

The project involved pre-clearance flora surveys and environmental scouting at Taloona and on properties near Reedy Creek, Spring Gully and Chinchilla, and vegetation community identification, mapping and botanical identification. It incorporated the use of published vegetation mapping, aerial photo interpretation and ground-truthing, while the field surveys required the team to walk the boundaries of each vegetation community whilst entering structural and floristic data into handheld GPS units. This data was then transferred to the client’s software platform and reported on the location, extent and disturbance of each vegetation community. The final report that was delivered to Origin Energy assisted them in evaluating of land suitable for coal seam gas extraction.