To ensure responsible rehabilitation practices are implemented throughout each stage of the mining life cycle, Fortescue applies an integrated approach to land management.
Rehabilitation monitoring procedures are tailored to monitor the local environmental issues, using indices such as plant species diversity and composition, nutrient cycling, infiltration and erosion.
In FY17 advances in photo monitoring techniques, including the use of aerial drones, were trialled to support traditional monitoring activities. These activities increased the number of monitoring sites, while reducing costs.
Find out more about Fortescue's approach to sustainable land rehabilitation.