* Koala population monitoring: Blakebrook Quarry

Lismore Shire Council
Blakebrook Quarry

We were engaged by Lismore Shire Council to monitor the impacts of quarry operations on Koalas at the Blakebrook Quarry over a 5 year period.  Commencing in 2012, monitoring has been undertaken on annual basis and only concluded last year (November 2016). Our monitoring design included a 17 SAT site regularised grid and associated transects.  The five years of data now collected attest to the utility of the SAT approach for koala activity/population monitoring purposes, enhanced by the ability to be able to confidently re-survey the same sites on a regular basis.