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Priorities for pest plant control, pest animal control, and fencing at geothermal sites in the Waikato region - 2014 update

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Report: TR 2015/09

Author: Wildland Consultants Ltd

About this report

In 2006, Wildland Consultants identified management priorities (pest plant and animal control, and fencing) in 40 geothermal sites in the Waikato region.

In 2014, the inventory of sites containing geothermal vegetation was updated based on field assessments at 28 sites, and, for the remaining sites, assessment of 2012 aerial photographs and the most recent field work undertaken at each site. The inventory now includes 64 sites. Three sites were merged into one site (Western Te Kopia), and two additional sites (Kathleen Springs and Mountain Road) were surveyed during the 2014 study.

This report updates the priorities for management of the region's geothermal sites, based on the most up to date ecological information for each site.

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Priorities for pest plant control, pest animal control, and fencing at geothermal sites in the Waikato region - 2014 update

Contents

1 Introduction 
2 Objectives
3 Methods
3.1 Information sources
3.2 Prioritisation of sites for pest plant control, pest animal control and fencing
4 Findings
4.1 Pest plants
4.2 Pest animals
4.3 Exclusion of domestic stocks
4.4 Other threats to geothermal areas
5 Summary
  Acknowledgements
  References
  Appendix 1: Threats to geothermal sites in the Waikato region - pest plants, pest animals and grazing stock
  Appendix 2: Description of fields used to assess the threats to sites with goethermal vegetation in the Waikato region
  Appendix 3: List of sites where no field work was undertaken in 2014, with period of most recent survey
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