Thanks to Eva, Keith, Peter, Guy and Sam for photos from trips.
Last week Les Molloy presented “Searching for Wilderness …. because they’re not making any more of it!” is an illustrated account of his past involvement in wilderness conservation in the mountains of New Zealand.
A big thank you to Les and for those who were able to come along.
We have information about the upcoming Snow craft courses below, thank you for all the enquires so far.
Banff tickets are on sale here https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour-wellington-2021-tickets-148273657501
Guy shared this interesting article, https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/124695283/remains-of-australian-climber-found-on-mt-aspiring-42-years-later
We received this letter from Greater Wellington
Hutt WCA Possum Control Project
I am writing to inform you that Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington Water Ltd are proposing an aerial operation to target possums in the Hutt Water Collection Area (HWCA). The operation is proposed for winter 2021, but exact timing will be weather dependent.
We must reduce the possum populations in this area in order to protect the important native ecosystems and water quality. The HWCA has a diverse range of ecosystems, with eight different forest types, four wetlands, numerous major and minor watercourses, and sub-alpine and alpine flora present. Healthy ecosystems have a positive impact on water quality, which means that managing the threats to our biodiversity also manages those associated with our water quality. If the health of the forest is allowed to degrade, it will eventually impact the catchment’s ability to provide healthy fresh water for our communities.
Enclosed is a fact sheet which includes a map of the operational area, which can also be found online
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