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Fauna Spotter-catcher and Reporting Services

BAAM fauna spotter – catchers are highly experienced in the identification, retrieval and relocation of fauna recovered during the clearing operation. The collective experience of all our staff has allowed BAAM to develop effective techniques to remove and relocate fauna and/or fauna habitat features (e.g. hollow limbs in trees) with minimal stress to fauna.

BAAM staff are also trained in wildlife handling and the treatment of injured wildlife.

Initial preclear inspections are undertaken to locate and flag habitat features for specific attention during clearing, as well as to recover and relocate any fauna encountered before clearing commences. This requires knowledge and experience of fauna species habitats and behaviour, and all staff maintain competency in this respect.

Preclear inspections also allow the fauna spotter–catcher to identify potential safety hazards that may become apparent during the clearing process, the formulation of strategies to manage these hazards, and the development of a preferred clearing strategy that can be discussed with the clearing contractor. BAAM works closely with clearing contractors to conduct clearing procedures within agreed timeframes and in strict accordance with both BAAM and client Health and Safety procedures.

BAAM undertakes regular fauna spotter – catcher work for projects including mining and coal seam gas projects, rail alignments, power easements, fibre optic cable alignments, new road constructions and dams. All work is undertaken in accordance with a Rehabilitation Permit from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS). For each job completed, BAAM prepares a structured fauna spotter report that describes the clearing area and outcomes of the work, with a list of all species recovered. Reports can be tailored to meet client requirements.

BAAM collates all species recorded as part of fauna spotte-catcher activities for inclusion in regular QPWS permit returns.

BAAM’s in-house knowledge and on-ground experience are key resources for ensuring efficient and effective fauna spotter – catching and reporting. Contact Us today we have the right resources for your project


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