KCC visit Sherwood Forest

The junior arm of Forest & Bird, the Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC) had a January field trip to visit Sherwood Forest at Tussock Creek. This rare flood plain forest, dominated by giant matais, was originally covenanted by Pat & Derek Turnbull, ensuring long term protection through a QEII Open Space Covenant. Purchased by the Sinclairs several years ago, they have continued the restoration work on the remnant, gaining an Environment Southland Environmental Enhancement Fund grant to undertake fencing renewal, along with animal and plant pest control. As well as that, they have continued the connection with schools, with Sacred Heart School having undertaken further restoration plantings in the spring.