Badgingarra Wind Farm Cockatoo & Bird Monitoring

Ecoscape conducted operational monitoring surveys for Carnaby’s Cockatoo and other birds at APA Group’s Badgingarra Wind Farm (BWF) Development Project from February to September 2019.  Surveys were undertaken during two separate flight periods, being February to April 2019 and July to September 2019.  Bird monitoring surveys were undertaken at reference sites and selected turbines during these flight periods.  Mortality surveys were undertaken at eight selected turbines (impact sites) and eight randomly selected turbines (random sites) in three separate survey events within each of the two flight periods.

Badgingarra Wind Farm Cockatoo Bird Monitoring Services WA

Site use and abundance surveys to record the abundance of Carnaby’s Cockatoo and other bird species that occurred in the vicinity of the windfarm were undertaken.  Two surveys were conducted in each of the two flight periods.

Badgingarra Wind Farm Cockatoo Bird Monitoring Services WA

Separate statistical analysis indicated that there was a significant difference of both the bird composition in general and Carnaby’s Cockatoo count data occurring between the reference and impact sites.  There was no consistent difference between the impact and reference sites between years.  Carnaby’s Cockatoo counts were 90% higher at reference sites compared to the impact sites.  This difference could be due to seasonal differences across years and is not surprising considering the large difference between the number of Carnaby’s Cockatoo counted in 2018 compared to 2019.  This difference hints towards the potential role of turbines reducing the local abundance of Carnaby’s Cockatoos.

Badgingarra Wind Farm Cockatoo Bird Monitoring Services WA

office

9 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle WA 6159

phone

+61 8 9430 8955

Ecoscape offices are located in Walyalup on the northern banks of the Derbal Yerrigan, on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation.  We work on many lands throughout Australia and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders.

office

9 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle WA 6159

phone

+61 8 9430 8955

Ecoscape offices are located in Walyalup on the northern banks of the Derbal Yerrigan, on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation.  We work on many lands throughout Australia and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders.

Whiteman Park Conservation & Environment Management Plan

In 2015, the Department of Planning engaged Ecoscape to prepare a Conservation and Environment Management Plan for Whiteman Park.  Whiteman Park is one of the largest recreation and conservation parks in the Perth Metropolitan region covering an area of 4,124 hectares of which 2,200 hectares are protected under the Bush Forever Act, 150 hectares are used for recreation and 200 hectares for horse riding (WAPC 2015). 

The purpose of the Conservation and Environment Management Plan (CEMP) was to provide a strategic plan for the management of the Park’s natural environment.  The plan aims to support current management initiatives and also identify areas of conservation value that require ongoing management to ensure these values are preserved and enhanced and that planned development considers these values.  The objectives of the plan were to:

  • provide an overview of the Park’s existing natural environment
  • provide an overview of the Park’s existing management strategies
  • identify challenges to the environmental management of the park
  • identify the conservation values of the Park and illustrate these on a plan that identifies priority areas for management.
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Strategic level recommendations were identified to address the challenges to the environmental management of the Park. Management Zones were identified for the purpose of providing a framework that is practical to follow for on ground staff.  The management recommendations equally aim to support the priorities identified in the Five Year Management Plan.

office

9 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle WA 6159

phone

+61 8 9430 8955

Ecoscape offices are located in Walyalup on the northern banks of the Derbal Yerrigan, on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation.  We work on many lands throughout Australia and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders.

environmental management

Environmental management aims to ensure that ecosystem services are protected and maintained for future generations, and to ensure ecosystem integrity through the consideration of social, economic, and ecological variables.  Our natural environment maintains important ecological systems and provides habitat for vegetation and fauna species.  Ecoscape aims to sustain a balance between the social, economic and conservation values.

environmental management services consulting perth wa

services.

Ecoscape’s environmental management capabilities include:

  • development of local and strategic environmental management plans
  • integrated land use planning
  • weed management and restoration plans
  • vegetation community and condition mapping
  • access and infrastructure assessment and mapping
  • community and stakeholder consultation.
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approach.

Ecoscape develops environmental management plans and strategies aimed at protecting and sustaining the important environmental features of each project area.  Our team integrates all aspects of environmental management from the assessment of landforms and vegetation through to designing recreational areas for public use.

office

9 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle WA 6159

phone

+61 8 9430 8955

Ecoscape offices are located in Walyalup on the northern banks of the Derbal Yerrigan, on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation.  We work on many lands throughout Australia and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders.

environmental management

Environmental management aims to ensure that ecosystem services are protected and maintained for future generations, and to ensure ecosystem integrity through the consideration of social, economic, and ecological variables.  Our natural environment maintains important ecological systems and provides habitat for vegetation and fauna species.  Ecoscape aims to sustain a balance between the social, economic and conservation values.

environmental management services consulting perth wa

services.

Ecoscape’s environmental management capabilities include:

  • development of local and strategic environmental management plans
  • integrated land use planning
  • weed management and restoration plans
  • vegetation community and condition mapping
  • access and infrastructure assessment and mapping
  • community and stakeholder consultation.
Water Corp of WA, Balcatta Office, Water Sensitive Urban Design Building Entrance

approach.

Ecoscape develops environmental management plans and strategies aimed at protecting and sustaining the important environmental features of each project area.  Our team integrates all aspects of environmental management from the assessment of landforms and vegetation through to designing recreational areas for public use.

office

9 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle WA 6159

phone

+61 8 9430 8955

Ecoscape offices are located in Walyalup on the northern banks of the Derbal Yerrigan, on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation.  We work on many lands throughout Australia and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders.