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Gore Native Forest Restoration

Location:
24 Toronto St, Gore
Region:
Eastern Southland
District:
GDC
Commenced:
2008
Access:
Open
Area (ha):
13
Contact:
Arne Cleland
Phone:
03 205 3801

Description

Restore the old landfill site in Gore into an area of native forest that can provide important habitat for Kereru, Tui and Bellbird within walking distance of the Gore urban community.The area is beside the Waikaka Stream, a tributary of the Mataura River.It will provide important habitat taht links with native areas on the Hokonui Hill and other isolated areas of vegetation frequented by these birds to the north and east. An existing walking track along the Waikaka Stream is used by the community.The aim is to have linking walking tracks through the 12.6ha forest site.Management & restoration plans being prepared. Planting started Nov 2008 with plants from the Honda Tree Fund. April 09 further planting with help from Forest & Bird Sthd. Access From southern end of Hamilton Park

Historic involvement

Previously this was the Gore landfill site and the land is owned by the Gore District Council

Current involvement

Gore & District Amenities Charitable Trust members, Gore Rotary, Gore District Council, DOC, Schools,