Natural Area Management & Restoration

SERVICING THE SOUTH COAST OF NSW FROM NOWRA TO EDEN & SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

Restoring and managing natural areas requires extensive knowledge and understanding of natural ecosystems. As South Coast NSW residents, we have dedicated our careers to protecting and enhancing the NSW natural landscape. Get in touch to discuss your project today.

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We help you ensure your project is a success for you and the landscape.

At Bowantz Bushfire & Environmental, we specialise in natural area management and restoration. Our holistic, hands-on approach produces quality outcomes, consistently. Partner with environmental practitioners that are known to get the desired results on time, the first time.

Who can we help

We help our clients understand and reduce impacts and improve land management unique to your site.

  • Local, State & Federal Government
  • National Parks
  • State Forest Reserves
  • Conservation Areas
  • Developers
  • Private Landowners
  • Regional community groups
  • Indigenous Protected Areas
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What we do

Bowantz provides the following Natural Area Management & Restoration services to our clients throughout the New South Wales South Coast.

Environmental Restoration

With highly credentialed and experienced environmental practitioners Bowantz Bushfire & Environmental are ready to partner in your next restoration project.

Our staff have successfully developed validated skills, knowledge and experienced by working in the planning and delivery realm of applied environmental science.

Our Restoration Services

We have specialised skills in the design, implementation and monitoring of environmental projects such as:

  • Terrestrial Vegetation Management and Restoration – Weed Control, Bush Regeneration, Re-vegetation, Vegetation Assessment and Monitoring
  • Rivers, Creeks, Drainage and Aquatic Environments – Creek Restoration, Erosion and Sediment Management, Wetland Restoration, Drainage and Water Management
  • Rehabilitation of Modified Environments – Rehabilitation of mining and industrial landscapes
  • Facilitation and Support in Delivering Community Engagement Projects – Bushcare, Landcare, Coastcare, Corporate Sustainability

Environmental Restoration FAQ's

What is Environmental Restoration?

Environmental restoration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed by human activity or natural processes. The main focus of environmental restoration is to improve the biological diversity, to increase the populations and distribution of rare and threatened species and to contribute to the well being and sustainability of human life.

Can you access remote locations?

Bowantz Bushfire & Environmental are capable of working in remote locations including locations only accessible by boat or 4WD. Our staff are experienced in working within endangered environmental communities and delivering results within sensitive riparian environments.

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Weed Control

Bowantz Bushfire and Environmental has successfully worked to deliver a broad range of weed control and vegetation management projects for clients predominantly located across the Illawarra, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly regions of NSW.

We specialise in projects that are complex and require high skill levels, we are known for our ability to get the desired results on time, the first time.

Relevant Project Experience

Most recently we have been working on regionally significant river corridor weed management projects along the Bargo River, Stonequarry Creek and Nepean River within the Wollondilly Local Government Area.

We have been engaged by the Sydney Catchment Authority (SCA) to undertake strategic weed control in high priority catchment areas for over seven years.

Weed Control FAQ's

Do you use chemicals?

Our experienced and qualified staff are capable of conducting weed control works using a number of spraying methods in order to deliver effective and responsible chemical weed control in a variety of situations and locations. We use a combination of high-volume spray units, backpack sprayers, low volume gas gun/splatter packs, low impact tree injectors and direct application methods.

Why control weeds?

The introduction of plants to Australia has provided many benefits to society over the years. The introductions have supplied food, shelter, medicines and aesthetic enjoyment. But these benefits have often been accompanied by costs, particularly when the plant invades agricultural and natural ecosystems beyond its intended area. These invasions have many negative impacts on agriculture, the environment, society and the economy.

Will you remove trees?

We are experts at removing woody weed infestations and can deliver the required maintenance to prevent re-infestation. Our team are very experienced and qualified chainsaw operators but we do not remove large trees in residential situations.

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Rehabilitation & Re-Vegetation

We are highly skilled and experienced in the design, planning and implementation of revegetation and degraded lands rehabilitation projects.

With an extensive history of delivering revegetation programs with both Government agencies and private clients Bowantz Bushfire and Environmental will ensure your revegetation project is a success and provides an ecologically sensible outcome to any landscape.

Relevant Project Experience

  • Riparian – creek and river revegetation using long stem techniques.
  • Sensitive and important ecological areas such as Endangered Ecological Communities and Threatened Species recovery programs.
  • Restoration programs for Disturbed and Degraded landscapes

Rehabilitation & Re-Vegetation FAQ's

What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is the process of repairing the damage caused by activities such as mining, agriculture and urban development. Rehabilitation works aim to return an area of land to a natural and sustainable state.

What is re-vegetation?

Re-vegetation is the process of replanting and rebuilding the soil of disturbed or bare land.

What rehabilitation & re-vegetation services do you offer?

Bowantz Bushfire & Environmental Pty Ltd is capable of delivering rehabilitation works to meet any requirement. Our team are experienced in selecting and planting the right species to suit your needs and we are able to offer maintenance and watering services if needed. Our highly skilled team offer consultancy services covering a broad range of environmental areas from bushfire to biodiversity assessments.

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Erosion & Sediment Control

Bowantz Bushfire & Environmental can competently plan, design, install and manage soil erosion and sediment control interventions to reduce environmental impacts.

Our project management staff are trained and experienced in applying best practice standards and techniques to ensure compliance with statutory obligations that aim to retain water quality and reduce environmental harm.

Our practices can be referenced to standards developed by the IECA (International Erosion Control Association) and the NSW Soil Conservation Service.

Stream & Waterway Engineering

Our passion to provide environmental engineering solutions to improve the function and sustainability of natural waterways was a driving factor in establishing our business.

Our staff have successfully completed studies to comprehend stream behaviours and landscape geomorphology at a post-graduate university level developing a sound scientifically validated understanding of waterway management.

Bowantz Bushfire & Environmental can provide professional advice and help to resolve natural drainage and landscape issues relating to creeks and waterways.

Erosion & Sediment Control & Stream & Waterway Engineering FAQ's

Why is erosion & sediment control important?

Erosion is the physical process in which earthen materials are worn away and transported by natural forces such as wind or water

The effects of soil erosion go beyond the loss of fertile land. It has led to increased pollution and sedimentation in streams and rivers, clogging these waterways and causing declines in fish and other species. And degraded lands are also often less able to hold onto water, which can worsen flooding.

What Erosion & Sediment Control services do you offer?

Bowantz has been undertaking erosion and sediment control projects for over 20 years with a broad knowledge of hydrodynamics and a practical science-based approach that can be tailored to suit any budget. Our team are specialists in difficult areas where we are able to think outside the box and utilise materials on site when access does not allow for importation of external goods. Services include;  planting of bank stabilizing plants, installation of sediment fences & hydro-mulching.

What Stream and Waterway Engineering services do you offer?

Stream and waterway engineering have always been a large component of our core business. Bowantz has been engaged by government departments and private land holders for over 20 years to design and implement solutions for their stream and waterway engineering problems. Bowantz analyse and assess all sites and projects on their own merit and come up with practical science-based solutions to suit your

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Habitat Protection & Pest Control

Why is habitat protection and pest control important?

Australia has lost 75% of its rainforests and nearly 50% of all forests in the last 200 years, and our high rate of species extinctions is the result. When habitats aren’t managed for conservation, invasive weeds and feral animals can cause huge problems.

 The protection of habitat and control of pest species helps preserve biodiversity which in turn maintains a healthy ecosystem. Healthy ecosystems clean our water, purify our air, maintain our soil, regulate the climate, recycle nutrients and provide us with food. They provide raw materials and resources for medicines and other purposes. They are at the foundation of all civilisation and sustain our economies.

Our Services

Habitat Protection and Nesting / Habitat Boxes

Our team are very experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to habitat protection and installation for our native fauna. Bowantz understands the specific requirements for the species of fauna we are trying to accommodate and install nesting / habitat boxes in the perfect locations to encourage our fragile fauna into making this location their new home. Bowantz has installed well over 500 habitat / nesting boxes over the past 10 years with a large amount of them being in the recent fire affected areas to help the local ecosystems recover.

Vertebrate Pest Control

Bowantz staff are trained and accredited in vertebrate pest control with several staff members having over 20 years experience in the industry. From rabbits to deer our experienced staff members have the skill sets required to get the job done.

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About Bowantz Bushfire & Environmental

Since 2006, we’ve been working with state government authorities, local councils and private landowners to protect, restore and enhance natural areas.

The team, headed by Project Manager Kurt Bowman, carry a wide range of qualifications; ensuring you get expert advice.

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