BMS have worked throughout Australia and overseas, covering a wide range of biodiversity projects.
BMS have conducted fauna surveys and impact assessments for a variety of projects including mines, residential subdivisions, pipelines, roads, bridges, airports, golf courses, kangaroo control, water management, dams and tourism developments.
The projects listed below are just some of the current projects that BMS are working on. Check out our Facebook page to see our most recent discoveries.
Greater Bilby Research in Western Queensland
BMS staff were contracted to conduct a research project on Greater Bilby responses to predators for an ongoing project at UNSW. Whilst in this remote and little surveyed location, we collected distributional data on other mammal, bird and reptile species. Many species were found including Kowari, large flocks of Letter-winged Kites, inland Taipans and a yet to be confirmed Blind Snake. The trip to and from site revealed many more interesting species.
Biodiversity Offset Assessments
BMS have investigated parcels of land proposed for Biodiversity Offsets for a mineral sands mine near Pooncarie. Investigations involved targeting Biobanking Credit and Threatened Species, and associated habitats.
BMS have conducted broad surveys for a wide range of threatened species for a mine modification west of Pooncarie for Cristal Mining Australia. Investigations involved targeting Threatened Species and associated habitat, and assessing the scale and impact of the loss.
We have also been working on impact assessment of cave-roosting bat species on Wilpinjong and Ulan Coal Mine leases. This involves cliffline mapping, roost inspection and population assessments for Large-eared Pied Bat and Eastern Bentwing-bat.
BMS have prepared fauna and flora reports in order to satisfy Lithgow City Council and Blue Mountains City Council requirements for residential development applications.
We also provided fauna input into the review of environmental factors for RMS works on Jenolan Caves Road and Bells Line of Road, and conducted a biodiversity assessment for road drainage upgrades in Parkes Shire Council.
This work is on top of our ongoing fauna monitoring work on Newnes Plateau for Centennial Coal.