Michelle recently undertook field work in the Cobourg Peninsula, the most northerly point of the Northern Territory. The trip involved consulting the Traditional Aboriginal Owners of the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park about the natural and cultural values of the park. Garig Gunak Barlu National Park is an area of remote wilderness surrounded by beautiful coastline and beaches. Rare and threatened species abound there, with turtles, dugong, masked owl, nypa palm and many others to be found. The area has been home to Iwaidja speaking Aboriginal people for more than 40,000 years and is known as the land of ‘three cultures’ due to the influence of Macassan traders and early European settlers in the area. The results of the field trip will be used to develop the Ecological Character Description for the Ramsar wetlands of the Cobourg Peninsula. The work is being undertaken in collaboration with BMT WBM Pty Ltd for the Australian Government Department of Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts.
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Mark Burgess, National Capital Projects Manager, Costa Group Pty Ltd“...Council was extremely satisfied with the comprehensive State of the Environment report provided. Melaleuca Enterprises delivered the project within the agreed time frames and budget. I would have no hesitation in utilising the services of Melaleuca Enterprises again.”
Graham Price, Director Development and Environmental Services, Glen Innes Severn Council“Michelle's expertise proved invaluable, resulting in the best possible outcome for us, and her friendly approach made the whole process a more enjoyable experience. I thoroughly recommend her services to anyone.”
Gary Fisher, Director, Kangawalla Pastoral Company, Glen Innes“Michelle was a pleasure to work with. She undertakes her work in a professional manner at all times. I wish her well for the future.”
Sally Ash, Coordinator, Conservation Partners Program, Office of Environment and Heritage NSW (2000 – 2013)"Michelle is an extremely diligent and hard working ecologist”
Tammie Matson, Ph.D.“Michelle has a great eye for detail."
Mahri Koch, Ph.D.