Excelsior Minerals engaged Ecoscape to undertake a targeted Threatened Flora survey of its Bandalup Magnesite Project, east of Ravensthorpe. This survey was required by Department of Parks and Wildlife due to the high likelihood of Threatened Flora species Acrotriche orbicularis occurring within associated vegetation. The objectives were to map the location and extent of this species within 50 m of existing magnesite stockpiles that are proposed to be extracted.
No plants were recorded from the stockpiles, which were largely devoid of native vegetation. Acrotriche orbicularis was recorded within close proximity to the stockpiles and its distribution was mapped in detail.