Mangaotane Station predator control

Mangaotane Station predator control

The NZ Landcare Trust have helped Mangaotane Station NZ’s largest privately-owned station establish a predator control network. Both Whio (NZ’s Blue Mountain Duck) and North Island Brown Kiwi have remnant populations on Mangaotane Station half of which is covered in native bush and the other half exotic forestry.

NZ Landcare Trust Catchment Coordinator Sam Gibson says- “its a privilege to be working with landowners who have such a wholistic approach to land management.

Mangaotane Station are innovative and future focussed have established additional income streams such as River Of Man Adventures a hunting tourism operation to support their conservation projects. Its not all about forestry, its about continuing to derive an income from the land while achieving some form of stabilised balance.”

Mangaotane Station predator control

The trapline that has been established is just a start. Mangaotane Station hopes to build upon this initial investment both within their 5,000ha property and across the wider catchment. They are also making headway in relation to wider stewardship issues such as deer herd management, low impact forest harvest and erosion control. The end goal a well-balanced forest farm rich in both native species and wild game and a property that provides employment and income to Tangata Whenua.

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