About Habitat Ecology

Our Vision

To help people make informed environmental decisions by providing sound environmental advice and information.

Paul Slinger

Paul has worked for state and local government organisations, the private sector and as a contractor in the natural resource management and horticultural fields. Working in a range of environments within the Yarra Valley and other areas across Victoria. He has gained extensive experience in the management of flora and fauna both indigenous and exotic.

  • PGCert Bushfire Planning & Management
  • PGCert App Sci. (Ornithology)
  • BAppSci Parks & Recreation (Wildlife)
  • Diploma of Sustainability
  • Diploma of Arboriculture
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Certificate of Horticulture
  • Certificate of Pest Animal Management

Paul has been a representative on the Yarra Ranges Environmental Advisory Committee (YREAC), has been a sessional lecturer in Natural Resource Management at Swinburne University of Technology (TAFE Division) is a member of the Victorian Rangers Association (VRA), and was the Vice-President for 5 years, he is also a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and is an accredited assessor under the Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) methodology. Paul is also ECLIPs certified (Environmentally Certified Landscape Industry Professionals) through Sustainable Gardening Australia.

Habitat Ecology Projects

  • Development of Land & Property Plans to meet planning requirements
  • Assessments of trees on development sites to meet planning requirements
  • Biodiversity & No Net Loss Assessments utilising DELWP’s Native Vegetation Information Management (NVIM) and the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas (VBA) Database
  • Bushfire Attack Level assessments (BAL’s) for building requirements
  • Bushfire Management Statements (BMS) for planning requirements under the Bushfire Management Overlay
  • Undertaking the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the Vertebrate Pest Management Association (Victoria).
  • Research and design of a feral proof fence for Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville, Victoria. (Not Currently Installed Fence)
  • Assessment of the impacts of proposed development on vegetation, Lilydale, Victoria.
  • Various residential flora and fauna assessments within the Manningham Council, Victoria.

Habitat Ecology News

  • Rail vs Road

    A recent article in The Age newspaper has costed the Doncaster rail line at around 840 million dollars (Doncaster railway could be built for $840M, The Age July 24 2012) “Doncaster Link” . The development of this line has been proposed, talked about, costed, put on the table, been an election issue and removed sinceRead the Rest...

  • The Carbon Tax – My Take On It

    It is very interesting that the Carbon Tax is creating so much debate at present. Is this because it is a new tax, that people don’t believe in climate change or is it that Julia Gillard said we wouldn’t have a Carbon Tax? (On the last issue isn’t funny how short our memories are becauseRead the Rest...

  • NSW Recreation Shooters To Gain Access To National Parks!

    The NSW Government is attempting to pass legislation that will enable recreational shooters access to National Parks for the supposed purpose of controlling feral animals. In exchange they will vote for the privatisation of the NSW Power Stations. (Which will only drive household bills up) Isn’t this a conflict of interest and what of theRead the Rest...

Our Accreditations

Sustainable Business Leader Eclips and SGA Eclips and SGA