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Forest fragment case studies

>> FACTSHEET 5 - FOREST FRAGMENT CASE STUDIES [PDF, 1.3 MB]

The protection and restoration of the Waikato’s forest fragments is critical, as in some areas they are all we have left of our native forests. These fragmented and isolated pockets of native vegetation are vulnerable to pests, weeds, and stock. Many are too small to support some native plants or animals.

Photo of Rahiri Farm on the slopes of Mt Maungatautari near Cambridge

These pages show how rewarding restoring a forest fragment can be.

Find out how David Wallace and Juliette Chamberlain have combined planting with an innovative pest-proof fence in the sustainably-managed native forestry unit which they have created on their Karapiro valley property.

Bill and Sue Garland’s Mt Maungatautari farm continues a family legacy started decades ago by Bill’s father, Rex. Their forest fragment restoration and protection work combines a love of the land, trees and native forest, with a philosophy of sustainable land management.

Download the factsheet above to read these stories.

  • The National Wetland Trust has created a kahikatea fragment free of all mammalian pests at Rotopiko, as part of their plans to create a National Wetland Discovery Centre. Education activities have been installed to teach future generations about forest ecosystems.
  • A hapu-led project at the foothills of the Kaimai Range is helping to fence, reconnect and legally protect their forest fragments.
  • Restoring the forest fragments on their land is all part of the farm environment plan for the Lea family of Cambridge.

You can read about these earlier forest fragment initiatives online:

  • Find out how David Wallace and Juliette Chamberlain have combined planting with an innovative pest-proof fence in the sustainably-managed native forestry unit which they have created on their Karapiro valley property.
  • Bill and Sue Garland’s Mt Maungatautari farm continues a family legacy started decades ago by Bill’s father, Rex. Their forest fragment restoration and protection work combines a love of the land, trees and native forest, with a philosophy of sustainable land management.
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