2017 has been a busy year as the Trust works alongside local landowners to fence wetlands, streams and bush. Below is brief update on some of the projects we have been working on:
We are currently fencing off a large wetland and stream that runs to the Hoteo River. To date we have completed 2450 metres of electric fencing around the wetland. There is still a small section to complete but this will not happen until the summer months, due to the very wet conditions. This small section has been fenced with temporary hot wires to keep all stock out.
3000 trees were donated to this project by Reconnecting Northland and were planted at a friends and family community planting day on Sunday 18 June 2017.
This involves fencing a 5.3ha remnant native bush block that runs alongside the Hoteo River for approximately 900 meters. Fencing was completed earlier in the year and was done using 4 wire electric fencing.
We plan to complete this area of riparian fencing and native bush protection by the end of this year
1000 metres of 7 wire post and batten fencing has been completed to protect an area of Hoteo River riparian margin. Also both sides of a stream to protect an Inanga spawning site that connects to the Hoteo.
A further area of approximately 360m will be completed if funds permit. This will protect another joining riparian bush remnant alongside the Hoteo River
As always thanks to our funders for helping to make these projects possible – Auckland Council’s Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Fund and Reconnecting Northland.