The Ecological Fire & Restoration Experts


Wildsite is the regional leader in ecological fire management and the restoration of fire-dependent open forests, heathlands and grasslands on the NSW North Coast.

Wildsite has provided ecological consulting services to the public and private sectors since 1997. We can provide specialist services in ecological and cultural fire management, vegetation management and restoration, ecological survey and research, environmental impact assessment, education and training. Our services are supported by a network of environmental professionals and subcontractors.

If you would like to know more about how we can provide services for your next project, please contact us.


Cultural burn, Ngulingah Nimbin Rocks Rangers, Broken Head.
Ecological Fire Management

We are the regional leaders in managing and restoring ecological fire and can develop fire programs that integrate cultural burning and bushfire hazard reduction.

Dry sclerophyll forest, Koonyum Range
Vegetation Management & Restoration

We are pioneering experts in the management and restoration of fire-dependent open ecosystems, including Eucalypt forests, Paperbark forests and heathlands.

Lace Monitor, Deua River National Park
Ecological Survey & Research

We specialise in targeted flora survey and vegetation mapping and can deliver monitoring and ecological research programs to address a diverse range of ecological issues.

Review of Environmental Factors (REF) - Prescribed Burn Programs
Environmental Impact Assessment 

We can help you to efficiently and expertly navigate the environmental assessment and approval process for your natural area projects.

Good FIre Workshop, Koonyum Range (Photo:Julie Ryan)
Education & Training

We excel at making complex ideas easy to understand and can provide a range of solutions focused on fire ecology and habitat restoration, including structured professional training, interpretive signage and community workshops.

Some of Our Recent Projects

Good Fire Restoration Plan
Good Fire Restoration Plan Template

The restoration of fire regimes is a re-emerging land management approach in the region, and this template provides managers with a targeted and consistent approach for assessing and remediating altered fire regime issues with strong consideration of ecological and Aboriginal cultural perspectives.

Ballina Koala Fire Management Plan
Koala Fire Management Plan – Ballina Shire

Regular fire is a natural process in koala habitat, however, changed fire regimes are a major threat to koala populations in Ballina Shire. The Koala Fire Management Plan outlines several management strategies, including ecological and Aboriginal cultural burns, integrated fire planning, community education and monitoring.

Dry sclerophyll forest, Clarence Valley
Altered Fire Regime Research –  Bundjalung Wilderness Area

The Bundjalung Wilderness Area provides an ideal location to research how biodiversity responds to changing landscape fire patterns. This suite of studies examined the impact of excluding fires on heathy plant communities, insectivorous bats and ecosystem function.

Hazard Reduction Burn Guidelines for Koala Habitat
Hazard Reduction Burn Guidelines for Koala Habitat 

Koala habitat requires regular fire to ensure feed tree health and regeneration. However, planned burns must also ensure the safety of resident of koalas. These koala habitat burn guidelines outline best-practice procedures to minimise impacts on koalas, other biodiversity and Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Byron Bay Graminoid Clay Heath Plan
Restoration Plans – Byron Clay Heath EEC

The Byron Bay Graminoid Clay Heathland is an endangered ecological community (EEC) with outstanding biodiversity values and major cultural significance to the Arakwal people of Byron Bay. Wildsite’s restoration plans provide practical actions and guidelines to manage key threats and restore the community through weed and stormwater management, and the restoration of historical fire regimes.

Vegetation and Flora of Cape Byron State Conservation Area and Arakwal National Park
Vegetation Mapping – Cape Byron & Arakwal National Park

Cape Byron and the adjoining Arakwal National Park support a unique diversity of threatened flora and vegetation types, including littoral rainforest, forested wetlands, Eucalypt woodlands, heathlands and grasslands. Our detailed threatened species surveys and vegetation mapping now underpin biodiversity management in these unique protected areas.

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