Assessments, Environmental Constraints Identification and Monitoring, and Ecosystem
Management and Restoration
Land & Fire Assessments Pty Ltd (LFA) staff have 34 years of combined
experience in the ecological assessment & management industry.
Tony Coyle (Senior Ecologist) holds
a Bachelor of Applied Science and Certificate II:
Natural Area Restoration.
Tony has over fourteen
years’ experience in the environmental resource management industry, during
which time he has developed and maintained a range of skills and
expertise. Tony has extensive experience
in ecological impact assessment,
monitoring and natural area restoration.
Paola Rickard (Senior Environmental Planner) holds a Bachelor of Applied
Science and Bushland Regeneration Certificate.
Paola has had over twenty years of experience in the environmental resource management and assessment industry and has thorough and extensive
knowledge of ecological surveys, ecological impact assessments and revegetation
works monitoring and reporting.
High Quality Expertise
Expertise gained over
many years working on ecosystem
restoration projects and flora and fauna surveys, allows LFA staff to
provide a broad range of ecosystem assessment and management services including
- Detailed flora and fauna survey and assessment
- Identification of threatened species and their habitat, and Endangered
Ecological Communities (EECs)
- Pre-clearing surveys
- Tree removal supervision
- Ecological monitoring and reporting
- Assessment of findings according to relevant planning controls and
LFA staff have
undertaken numerous threatened species impact assessments pertinent to NSW (s.5AA of the Environmental Planning and
Assessment Act 1979, also known as Assessment of Significance) and/or
Commonwealth legislation (Environmental Protection and Biodiversity
Conservation Act 1999 or EPBC Act).
LFA staff have many years of experience
preparing ecological restoration management
plans, and can also develop landscape
plans that blend ecological restoration principles with landscape planting
Industry Membership and Networks
LFA staff hold relevant
NSW & QLD licences to undertake Flora and Fauna surveys and are members
of the Ecological Consultants Association of NSW (ECA), Australasian Network for Ecology and Transportation (ANET), Australian Association of Bush
Regenerators (AABR), Birdlife
Australia (including various subgroups) and WIRES.