Water is Planet Earth’s most defining and essential resource. Not only critical for sustaining all forms of life and maintaining ecosystem function, suitably clean and readily available water resources are a necessity of our existence through a myriad of agricultural, industrial and urban usages.

With increasing populations, ongoing landscape modification and changing climatic conditions, the need for decisive management to ensure the sustainability of our freshwater resources and ecosystems has never been greater.

Blue Earth Environmental offers services in the assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems. We seek to provide sound scientific advice and solutions in order to assist you derive sustainable management outcomes for your particular project.

Chris Pietsch - Aquatic Ecologist Blue Earth Environmental QLD

Chris Pietsch

Director / Principal Aquatic Ecologist

Chris is an aquatic ecologist with over sixteen years experience working in both private enterprise and state government. During this period he has been integrally involved within a diverse range of projects assessing aquatic ecosystems throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.

Chris’s passion and main field of knowledge is within the research and management of freshwater ecosystems. He has substantial experience in environmental impact assessments and baseline aquatic surveys for major infrastructure development projects, small to large scale stream health assessments, including a key role on Southeast Queensland’s Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program (EHMP) and many Receiving Environment Monitoring Programs (REMPs).

Chris has had considerable experience within the assessment of freshwater EVNT turtle, fish and crayfish species within Queensland. Additionally, he is a qualified senior electrofisher, accredited in AUSRIVAS, and is skilled within the collection and interpretation of data for surface waters, stream sediments and chemical concentrations of biota samples.

Alliance Partners & Service Providers

With over 15 years experience within the environmental industry, Blue Earth Environmental’s founder Chris Pietsch has established relationships with a wide range of industry professionals. With each project having a unique set of requirements, Blue Earth Environmental can provide you a best fit team for project, drawing on both in-house skills and those from a diverse range of leading specialists to ensure high quality outcomes. Some small reputable companies we regularly collaborate with include:

Additionally, Blue Earth Environmental has an extensive list of service providers (i.e. NATA accredited laboratories) and can advise on the best options available dependant on your sampling requirements and location.

Have a question?

If you have a project that you’d like to discuss further, please get in touch – we’d be happy to hear from you.