Category - Recent Projects

Seagrass Health and Abundance Study – South East QLD

The Seagrass Health and Abundance Study was undertaken by Natura Pacific in 2012 to develop a comprehensive Seagrass Monitoring Program for the catchments of the Gold Coast. This study utilised cost effective methods and provided an improved understanding of seagrass habitats in the Gold Coast local government area. The project also provided government and technical officers …

Coomera River Processes Study – Gold Coast QLD

Conducted in 2011, this river processes study involved implementing a rapid site assessment methodology to assess riparian and mangrove vegetation structure and condition of the Coomera River. Specific consideration was given to structural layers, presence of anthropogenic influence, weed incursion, habitat value and bank erosion. A series of detailed vegetation maps and classification descriptions were …

Nerang River Catchment Study Guide – Gold Coast QLD

Produced in 2011, the Nerang River Catchment Study Guide rolls together information on catchment health, environmental processes, cultural significance, water quality, catchment health assessment and monitoring procedures in a ‘user-friendly’ format for teachers and students. It also provides lesson plans including a catchment tour for teachers and students and work booklets for students from years 3 …

Coomera River Workshop, Drawing and Calendar Series – Gold Coast QLD

In 2011 Natura Pacific coordinated this environmental education program to increase awareness and understanding of catchment health and the importance of our day-to-day activities in our environment. The program was also designed to inspire students about the significance of their local environment. The program sought students to draw pictures of what their perception of their …

Inforum Cableway Assessment – Springbrook National Park QLD

During 2011 Natura Pacific designed and implemented an environmental education course, at the request of Inforum Education, for their English language students. As part of this education program, students also participated in a field trip to Springbrook National Park to assess the impact of a hypothetical cable car development on the environment and local community. …

Brunei-Maura District Plan Natural Environment Strategy – Brunei

In 2011 Natura Pacific were engaged to develop a natural environment strategy and assess and classify Environmental Values (EVs) in the Brunei Maura District. The assessment specifically required the identification, classification, mapping and development of a series of recommendations and management actions to protect EVs. This included assessments of water quality, riparian vegetation, stream banks, …

South Stradbroke Island Nature-based Recreation Strategy – South East QLD

This strategy was developed by Natura Pacific in 2010 to balance the demands for nature-based recreation and tourism on South Stradbroke Island, within an ecologically sustainable management framework. Firstly, ecological values were identified, highlighted and mapped. Policies, strategies and management guidelines were then developed and incorporated into the decision making process with regards to zoning …

Environmental Education Strategy for South Stradbroke Island – South East QLD

In 2010 Natura Pacific developed this strategy to provide an environmental education framework to enable the Gold Coast City Council to utilise the natural values of South Stradbroke Island and deliver environmental education programs to meet its environmental education goals. Key stakeholders were engaged and policies, strategies and management guidelines were developed and incorporated into …

Community Engagement Toolkit for the National Reserve System – South East QLD

Between 2009 and 2010 the Natura Pacific team developed a Community Engagement Toolkit for the South East Queensland National Reserve System (SEQ NRS) which incorporates parks and reserves of National Significance across 11 Council areas. The Community Engagement Toolkit was the first of its kind in Australia for the National Reserve System and incorporates specific …

Regional Recreational Use Assessment – Brisbane QLD

During 2009 Natura Pacific was engaged to undertake a desktop recreational use assessment of seven of Brisbane City’s Regional Parklands. This project required the Natura Consulting team to map ecological values and provide an appropriate onsite methodology for assessing the ecological impacts from future proposed recreational activities such as mountain bike riding.  During this project, Natura …

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