Re-vegetation of Coorong Dairies
Coorong Dairies, on the shores of Lake Albert in South Australia, was LRA's first project. It had the aim of planning the revegetation of an area of degraded scrub within Coorong Dairies and converting it into a biodiversity reserve. The Project was completed in 2004.
Wellington Marina and Wetland Park
The Project is to convert degraded land former irrigation flats in the Murray River Corridor near Tailem Bend into a residential real estate and a large wetland park. The development and wetland park, just off the River Murray main channel is to serve as a recreational area and at the same time to support the population growth in light industrial manufacturing in the region. The project began in 2005, with final land sales expected in 2018.
More details can be seen at.http://www.wellingtonmarina.com.au/location.htm
Mine waste mound capabilities study; REX Minerals Yorke Peninsula
The Company is proposing to open some prime cereal country for open cut mining and to restore the land for cereal farming in the post mining period by replacing over burden and top soil. The study was to describe the present land use system and to identify opportunities to restore or enhance the land for post mining use including as projected climate change alters farming circumstances.
Use of salt tolerant plants in land and water rehabilitation Pacific Group of Companies
The company fielded a team made up of a saline agronomist, a forest industry expert, a carbon modeller, an ecosystem economist and a specialist in genetic technology to express an expert opinion on the worth of the client's Saltgrow™IP, which had been built up over some 14 years of research see http://www.saltgrow.com/. Among the uses assessed was as part of a Serial Biological Concentration (SBC) system with other more and less salt tolerant plants to use effluent water from Coal Seam Gas (CSG) extraction profitably and to precipitate remaining pollutants in the final salt evaporation cell, or to re-inject the concentrate into a saline aquifer. The company had previously assessed a significant SBC system in the Talare lake drainage system and at Red Rock Ranch in the San Joaquin valley in California, both designed to reduce the volume of irrigation effluent water profitably.
Other adaptive research activities in association with NyPa International
Company staff have been involved in collaborative research in the use of halophytes to, i) strip nutrients from aquaculture effluent in WA, with ii) reduce the volume and strip phosphate from effluent saline water from a desal plant near Lake Alexandrina, and iii) to reduce the volume and assist in removing salt from irrigation drainage water in a large olive growing facility in California (Musco Family Olive Co, see http://www.olives.com/musco/environment.html