In 2017 we took over responsibility, from DOC, the maintenance of the 34 single traps that form a line by Lake Sylvan.
Using either rabbit or eggs for bait, we have a monthly roster, with one trustee or officer being responsible for the month. Access is straight forward as the first trap is just across the bridge at the Lake Sylvan car park; the line finishes near the Rockburn stream. The predator data are recorded and given to DOC staff in the Glenorchy office.
The cost to bait all the river traps
The cost to maintain accurate predator data
The cost to complete an annual bird count on the rivers
The cost to check and reload all the river traps
The cost to check and reload one river trap for a year
The cost to check and reload ten river traps for a year