December 4, 2019
Acceptable erosion rates for mine waste landform rehabilitation modelling in the Pilbara, Western Australia
Abstract : A major concern for rehabilitation and closure of waste landforms on mine sites is their long-term erosion stability. In Western Australia, regulators are requesting landforms remain ‘stable’ for hundreds of years or the ‘long-term’. Therefore, assessing a landform’s potential long-term erosion stability requires the use of erosion and/or landform evolution models and defensible erosion thresholds below which rehabilitation landform designs are considered acceptably erosion resistant or ‘stable’.
October 28, 2019
Digitally Transforming Environmental Assessment
Report of the Digital Environmental Impact Assessment Working Group: The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute and the Western Australian Marine Science Institution have been working together to enhance access, aggregation, interpretation and management of biodiversity information collected in Western Australia. In collaboration with industry, government and researchers, both organisations have led the Secretariat to produce this report.
October 16, 2019
Using camera traps for wildlife monitoring: A practical guide (Bringing Them Back Partnership Project)
The ‘Bringing Them Back’ partnership project was undertaken from June 2017 – June 2018, in collaboration with the South West Catchments Council, Edith Cowan University, The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Greening Australia and Dumbleyung Landcare. The project aim was to assess the effectiveness of revegetation and corridors, land management actions and the establishment of ecological linkages projects in the Southern Wheatbelt on the region’s unique fauna.
The knowledge gained through this research will be used to increase the capacity of the regional practitioners, agencies, local governments and the Natural Resource Management (NRM) community to better plan and undertake successful restoration projects that contribute to fauna conservation, including critical weight range fauna. This Camera Trapping Guide is one outcome of the Bringing them Back Partnership Project.