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Rangers Report March 2024

Rangers Report March 2024

Operational Summary

Key points:

  • The first step in our upcoming 1080 operation is complete — all ratabate has been removed from stations across the reserve.
  • During January, 45 DOC200 double sets were installed within the Ocean Beach Recreation Reserve to assist with stoat control — results for this new trapping line are included in this report.
  • At the start of February, Kees went full time and took over all of David's traplines.
  • During February, Aki Tai Here completed a few big days of moth plant control.
  • In late February, a small group of rangers, trustees, and volunteers completed a 3-night stay on Lady Alice Island (Mauimua) to clear existing tracks that provide access for researchers, rangers, and weeding teams.
  • Nursery volunteers have grown over 7000 budding seedlings this year from locally eco-sourced seed.
  • The nursery has had groups visiting from Whangārei Heads School and Whangārei Girls' High School, as well as a big group of DOC volunteers, Bay of Island DOC staff, and a youth group from Dargaville.

Read the full rangers report for more details on these stories plus predator control news and trapping results, reports from our other great rangers, two kiwi posing in front of a camera and more!

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