Apologies and New Address

Hi all Firstly sorry for the lack of posts, the year began in a flurry of bush fires here in the south west of Australia, then work got busy and trying to complete studies as well, it just got too much. Anyway, were back to start up again and with the fire season looming, I’m going to post on Facebook and Twitter (links above – don’t forget to like the…

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Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas

On Monday 7th December 2015, the Western Australian Government gazetted a new planning policy for bushfire prone areas in WA. State Planning Policy 3.7 Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas was released to supersede the previous SPP 3.4 Natural Hazards and Disasters. The new SPP plans to provide greater consistency and application in risk-based land use planning and development within areas prone to bushfire. The new policy can be downloaded from…

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Spring and BAL Assessments

Hi and sorry for the lack of posting in recent months. It’s been a crazy spring, I’ve had a lot of rare flora surveys as well as the usual fauna surveys to conduct. I’ve had help from a botanist friend of mine and been looking at some really interesting plants. I’ll talk more about this in a later post. Well summers nearly here and the weathers warming up. Time to…

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Western Ringtail Possim

Western Ringtail Possum Surveys

Surveys for Western Ringtail Possums Hi all. I’ve been busy doing surveys for Western Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus occidentale) lately and while it’s not the key time for them to be active, sometimes you need to find out what’s happening at a site to help plan ahead. I’ve often been asked by clients, what’s involved in doing a survey and how do I know that I’ve searched enough for a particular…

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Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to the Ecosystem Solutions blog. As you can probably tell, this is the first post I have made and I thought I would do a brief introduction and tell you my expectations from this blog. My name is Gary McMahon and I started Ecosystem Solutions in August 2005 (yep, the 10 year anniversary is just around the corner!). Prior to that I worked in numerous nature conservation…

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