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history of Lindis Pass Conservation Group

Our group has been working in the Lindis Pass Scenic Reserve for over 10 years under an MOU with the Dept. of Conservation. This reserve was gazetted in 1976 and part of it has been free of grazing for around 30 years.We have had an appreciable impact on the outstanding tussock landscape, removing sweet brier, lupins, pest broom and the occasional wilding pine from the sweep of tussock grassland for which the Pass is renowned.
We are also in the process of growing tussocks form seed collected in the reserve to plant into bare spaces dominated by hieracium to speed up natural processes of regeneration, by providing more islands of seed source and reducing gaps between surviving tussocks.