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Matarangi Reserve

A project to establish a walking track was commenced on this reserve in 2009 and on completion the focus turned to removing predators in order to protect and nurture the endangered fernbird as well as encourage the re-population of this forest remnant which had been mined, felled and farmed till the 1950s.

With the assistance and support of DOC and WRC trapping lines have become established, thousands of wilding pines have been removed, and by 2016 over 4500 native trees have been planted to kickstart forest cover and provide a food source for returning native birds.

Owens Green group

Owens Green group has been doing stream restoration work and invasive weed control. Our areas of focus are the Owens Green reserve / horse riding club / kindergarten and the bush properties between the reserve and Laingholm Drive.

McEldowney Rd SN group

We are about twelve members-neighbours. Our group is concerned with restoration of bush properties, removing invasive weeds and replanting with native trees where possible. It is hoped to do a bit of work on the Davies Bay Reserve during the summer months.

Longview Environmental Trust

Longview Environmental Trust is a Lake Wanaka based trust focussing on native revegetation and restoration, pest control, education and sustainable building. Projects to date include: the planting of over 100,000 natives, intensive pest control programmes, pine tree removal, wetland restoration and school group education days.

Whangawehi Catchment Management Group

The Whangawehi Community (represented by Tangata Whenua, landowners, District and Regional Council) share a desire to maintain or improve the different cultural, ecological, recreational & economical values of the Whangawehi Catchment. Central to this aim is the need to address water quality issues & the loss of habitat for important freshwater & estuarine species.

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