31 January 2017

Braided rivers feasibility study

Richard Maloney, a DOC national expert on braided rivers, spent a day in Queenstown this month, working with us on a table top exercise to assess the feasibility of predator control on the Dart and Rees rivers. We decided to go down this route at our board meeting in November last year. A report written by Richard and Geoff Hughes, following the table top exercise tells, us that the ‘Braided Rivers Project’ is challenging but possible. We need to take a long term view and accept that we will not get immediate success. Our next step is to consider the report and then decide if we want to go to ahead with the project.