Griffin Coal Mining Company Pty Ltd
Muja South Project
Griffin Coal is proposing to extend existing coal production at Collie by developing its Muja South coal reserve. Six botanists from Onshore Environmental were involved in an extensive targeted search for the now Threatened plant taxon Caladenia sp. Collie (E. Bennett s.n. PERTH 08396051), an orchid that was recorded within the Muja South project area during baseline surveys. The targeted program extended the known extent and confirmed numbers of plants within populations from Collie, including the identification of a number of new populations not previously recorded. There was a significant amount of data collected during the targeted survey on the preferred habitat requirements for this orchid, including soil, geology, topography, fire age, and response to disturbance.