Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

Ecological Consultancy,
NSW, Queensland and
South Australia

Cumberland Ecology is a trusted, leading Australian ecological consultancy, providing expertise in all areas of environmental assessment and management.
From cutting edge Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and remote sensing, through to planning and approvals, vegetation management plans, expert witnesses and Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM), our experienced consultants will guide you quickly and smoothly through planning processes, offering pragmatic solutions to environmental risk.

Quality Advice, Rapid Response

We provide high-quality ecological services to a wide range of private and public sector clients from Local, State and Commonwealth government agencies, small and medium businesses and individuals right through to blue-chip clients like ARTC, BHP and Mirvac.
Our projects span private residential work,
to renewable energy, post approval management
andboutique and specialty projects.
Some of our project higlights include:


The ongoing 6-year survey and analysis of threatened flora and fauna on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria


Ecological expeditions through the
Philippines’ megadiverse tropical


Expert analysis of impacts to critically endangered temperate grasslands and Snow Gum woodlands in the NSW Snowy Mountains


Providing thousands of hectares of new habitat for native species through development and management of biodiversity offsets
Cumberland Ecology has a
successful track record in acquiring
planning approval for clients
Our scope of work includes ecological surveys, flora and fauna assessments and reporting, biodiversity offset reporting, aquatic monitoring,
weed management plans, DA applications/approvals and bushland management plans.

All Cumberland’s ecologists are fully trained and experienced in the Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) required when working with the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act (BC Act).

We also have 10 accredited in-house BAM assessors. We have carried out a wide variety of large and small BAM projects since the BC Act started, including matters assessed by the NSW Land and Environment Court (LEC).

We have an in-depth knowledge of State and Commonwealth environmental legislation and deep experience in its application across a multitude of real life situations, giving our clients confidence they are receiving pragmatic, astute and efficient advice.

We are harnessing our
experts to deliver world
class ecological services

In the face of this clear need for humanity to re-examine its relationship with nature, Cumberland Ecology is making it our business to place a special ongoing focus on activities that deal with sustainability, conservation and biodiversity.
While continuing to embrace our traditional areas of work Cumberland Ecology is making special efforts to provide high quality, compelling analysis and management in some key areas. We want to help our clients achieve the best for their projects – in both business and biodiversity outcomes.

Our pricing and standards for these projects are extremely competitive due to our renewed attention to these specific areas.

We are harnessing our experts to deliver world class ecological services including:

We genuinely want to make a
positive difference for you and our world.
Contact us to discuss your conservation, sustainability or renewable energy project
Our Full Services

Biodiversity and
Renewable Energy

The tension between human growth and sustainability has never been more apparent with the visible appearance of climate change and population challenges.

Climate-driven natural
disasters underscored
these pressures in 2020

when Australia lost 3 billion animals as wildfires scorched almost 20 million hectares of land.
Australia now has the fourth highest level of animal species extinction in the world
and 30% of the world’s entire global mammal extinction has occurred right here in Australia.
Australia now has the fourth highest level of animal species extinction in the world
In 2020 we learned that Australia’s World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef has halved in size in the past 25 years.
Renewable Energy
Ecological services that maximise sustainability for flora and fauna while ensuring optimum project outcomes
Conservation Planning, Monitoring and Management
To achieve best practice and innovative conservation and land management
Biodiversity Offsetting Analysis and Management
Bringing laser-like focus to produce successful and productive offsets for threatened species habitats
GIS and Remote Sensing
Mapping and spatial services to clearly demonstrate flora and fauna occurrences and impacts
Ecological Assessment of Agricultural Projects
To achieve best practice and innovative conservation and land management
Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment and Management
To monitor and manage the integrity and biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems for properties and developments.