Flora & Vegetation

Led by Dr Grant Wells and Dr David Leach, the Phoenix botany team has broad botanical knowledge and offers a diverse range of services underscored by a reputation for delivering high quality, robust assessments. With particular expertise in complex survey design and execution, our botany team has experience across a wide range of Western Australia’s bioregions. They focus on getting the survey scope and monitoring parameters right at the start, to inform practical, cost-effective management and rehabilitation outcomes.

Our baseline flora and vegetation surveys are designed to inform the EIA process and satisfy State and Commonwealth environmental approval requirements. We also aim to deliver comprehensive datasets that inform operational, rehabilitation and closure requirements. Our robust quality assurance system and continuous improvement process ensures high quality work standards in the field, laboratory and reporting. Working in conjunction with our fauna team, Phoenix offers a whole-of-ecosystem approach.
Our botany services include:

  • Baseline studies for EIA - detailed andreconnaissance surveys, desktop reviews
  • Targeted Threatened and Priority and Rare flora surveys
  • Development of mine closure (site-specific) floristic criteria
  • Pre-clearing surveys for exploration and infrastructure development
  • Vegetation type and condition mapping
  • Groundwater dependent vegetation mapping, monitoring and assessment
  • Native vegetation clearing permit (NVCP) applications 
  • Wetland assessment, reclassification and monitoring
  • Threatened and Priority Ecological Community determination and floristic analysis
  • Invasive species mapping and assessment
  • Management plans for significant flora, vegetation and weeds
  • Compliance and rehabilitation plans and monitoring
  • Taxonomic services

For more information contact Grant Wells, Manager, Botanical Services on grant.wells@phoenixenv.com.au or (08) 6323 5410.

Download our Flora & Vegetation Capability Statement