Maya has extensive experience as a consultant for flora assessment and conservation in NSW and the ACT.
She has also previously been employed in similar roles by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, South East Local Land Services, and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
Qualifications, awards and affiliations
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Certified BAM Accredited Assessor
Maya is an accredited assessor of the NSW Biodiversity Assessment Method. BAM is the assessment methodology that outlines how an accredited person assesses impacts on biodiversity at development sites and stewardship sites.
Maya specialises in the provision of:
flora surveys (BAM and Biometric) and reporting
offset management planning
impact assessments for development applications
Land for Wildlife assessments
Flora surveys and audits for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Assessment of applications to clear native vegetation under the Native Vegetation Act 2003
Management of actions for the Clean Water Project, involving implementing on-ground works to improve water quality along Murrumbidgee River on private lands with private landholders
Negotiation of enhancement planting of threatened flora, protection of translocation site and signage with Queanbeyan City Council and botanic gardens staff
Review of NSW Environmental Trust funding reports
Monitoring threatened flora populations
Assessment, negotiation and preparation of Wildlife Refuges and Conservation Agreements under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974
Review of wildlife refuges for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service—over 100 sites visited, reports given to landholders, and overall project report on biodiversity values of wildlife refuges network