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Callan Wharfe

BSc, MConsBiol Principal Ecologist
  • NSW BAM Assessor No. BAAS18138
  • NSW BioBanking Assessor No. 0173

Callan joined Biosis in 2016 and has over 12 years' ecological consulting experience. Key to his role is ensuring the technical quality and accuracy of assessments and advice relating to the NSW Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) and biodiversity offset delivery for a range of state and Commonwealth projects.

With more than seven years’ experience in implementing the former BioBanking Assessment Methodology (BBAM) and more recently the BAM, Callan has acted as the Accredited BAM Assessor or technical lead on a number of major projects, as well as ensuring smaller scale development projects achieve the best results and most cost-effective offset arrangements.

Callan exhibits strong technical skills in botany, biodiversity assessment and offsetting, implementation of the BAM, application of ecological legislation, ecological constraints identification and mapping, ecological restoration assessment and management recommendations, plant community association and field mapping using ArcGIS, as well as a strong skillset in the desktop use of ArcGIS for investigation and mapping.

As an Accredited BAM Assessor (BAAS18138) and BioBanking Assessor (No. 0173), he has wide-ranging experience in the implementation of both assessment methodologies for Biodiversity Certification, development (including major projects) and Biodiversity Stewardship / BioBanking projects, including the preparation of large and complex Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports (BDAR), Biodiversity Stewardship Site Assessment Reports (BSSAR), Biodiversity Offset Strategies (BOS) and Biodiversity Offset Packages (BOP).

Callan has experience across NSW from major projects involving linear infrastructure and renewable energy, experience in the establishment of biodiversity offset sites and the delivery of offsets packages, as well as a sound background in rural and residential subdivisions, large and small scale residential developments, biodiversity surveys of Council reserves, private landowner development and meeting of consent condition.