1 March 2018

Project Hollyford Face

RDWT also funds a significant part of Project Hollyford Face on the Routeburn Track. Evan Smith, one of the MacKenzie hut wardens, has been giving inspiring hut talks about predator control for many years and using any money raised to extend the network of traps on the track. Funding from Air NZ has permitted a huge extension of the trap network down all the tributary creeks and into the alpine areas of the track.

Evan is delighted at the increased numbers of birds he is now seeing on the track and this was acknowledged by Lou Sanson in his recent Director General Report having walked the track again this summer.