Land and Ecosystem Rehabilitation
Many landscapes in regional, rural and remote Australia have been disturbed by development, agriculture and mining. Ecological resilience is a measure of how well a system recovers following a disturbance, and it has been defined in two different ways:
EnviroAg are specialists in design and managing the rehabilitation of land and their ecosystems.
EnviroAg Australia operate across the Australian landscape. Land rehabilitation is most successful when techniques appropriate to the soils and climate are first taken into account. Rehabilitation techniques typically applied in arid zones in Western Australia don’t necessarily work so well in wet areas in north Queensland or cool wet climates in south-eastern Australia. Thus, the crucial first step in land rehabilitation is to define what resources exist at the site and how they interact with that environment.
We specialise in the design and implementation of remote, mine and agricultural land rehabilitation programs. EnviroAg Australia has been involved in a number of rehabilitation projects throughout regional, rural and remote Australia.
Services in land rehabilitation include:
Government agencies are now being tasked to ensure that they and the community ameliorate environmental impact and, importantly, restore ecosystem "health".
While much is written on scientific methods and theory for sound restoration design and subsequent monitoring of restoration programs, yet many localized restoration projects are being undertaken to stabilize and enhance habitats using very simplistic approaches. Some work and others do not. Some projects adopt the paradigm that increasing habitat diversity will lead to restoration of biotic diversity.
EnviroAg designs its rehabilitation programs. The design considers the conditions that would have likely to occurred at the site and identifies indicator species of the habitat that need to both included in the rehabilitation program and then monitored after its implementation. Monitoring includes other parameters, ecosystem function variables, such as vegetation production, plant and soil respiration, litter decomposition rates as a means of determining functionality of the rehabilitated ecosystem.