A Fauna Habitat Assessment is generally required prior to any development that may impact fauna habitat. A pre-clearing inspection of the site is undertaken, dentifying fauna habitat areas and inspecting trees, shrubs, fallen logs, ground litter, dams and watercourses for the presence and indication of any fauna resident or utilising an area . Wildlife CSI prepares a Fauna Habitat Assessment Report, which includes the description and location of fauna habitat, fauna observed during the survey and recommendations for management of identified fauna issues.
A typical Fauna Habitat Assessment involves the following:
Fauna Habitat identified
Hollow-bearing trees identified and inspected for fauna.
Signs of fauna identified (e.g. nests, burrows, scats, tracks).
The likely fauna to be present in an area is identified and recorded.
The potential for threatened species in an area is identified and recorded.
A desk-top survey of Federal and State wildlife/environment databases is undertaken.