Balance! Environmental is a specialist ecological consultancy, based in the regional city of Toowoomba, in south-eastern Queensland, and servicing clients throughout eastern and northern Australia. We are passionate about preserving Australia's unique environment for the benefit of future generations and work with clients from all sectors of the community who seek to balance their interests with the goals of nature conservation.
We have extensive experience servicing the ecological assessment, planning and monitoring needs of the primary industries, urban development, energy, mining and essential infrastructure sectors. Our clients include State Government agencies, Local Government, natural resource management (NRM) groups, environmental consultancies, educational organisations and individual land-managers.
Along with our broader ecological services, a primary focus of Balance! Environmental is the provision of a second-to-none service in bat echolocation call analysis, often referred to as "Anabat analysis" (after the widely-used, Australian-designed and manufactured Anabat detectors). Our specialist bat-call analyst, Greg Ford, is a leader in the field of echolocation analysis in Australia and has been providing this service to scores of clients for almost 20 years.
What we offer
- Ecological assessment and monitoring
- Bat call identification (echolocation analysis)
- Independent advice on bat detector systems
- Training on bat detection methods and call analysis
- Microbat roost management
- Microbat survey, monitoring and habitat assessment
- Community engagement, training and education