Jobs for Nature update 6 May 2021
Our seasonal team finishes up on Friday after seven weeks of work across the Upper Clutha catchment. During this time, together with our long term crew, they have:
- planted over 6,000 natives
- carried out a possum monitoring programme in the Cardrona Valley
- maintained rabbit fencing across 12 properties
- removed Nassella tussock (with ORC helping with identification)
- started broom control as part of our weed strategy
- carried out plant maintenance around new native plantings across five sites
Our team of 10 will continue work throughout winter – so if you want to find out more about how we can support activities you are carrying out, or plan to carry out on-farm, please get in touch.
To find out more about the programme in general, check out our FAQ page here.
ORC INTENSIVE WINTER GRAZING (IWG) WORKSHOP
This ‘In the Paddock’ session with Bruce Monaghan from ORC will discuss environmental risks and mitigations for IWG on crops with a focus practical aspects of good management, rather than rules.
Topics will include both environmental and animal welfare considerations. The session will be carried out in a discussion group type manner to encourage two way discussion. If interested, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick & Deanna McCarthy
117 McCarthy Rd, Hāwea
Tuesday 11th May
RETAIN THE BRAIN GAIN WORKSHOP
Yesterday we held a workshop to harness the skills, knowledge and experience within our field team. Supported by MPI, the aim was to understand expertise within our current team to add value to projects across WAI, and understand how we can retain talent – both within WAI and within the Upper Clutha.