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Mid Dome Wilding Trees 12 Year Programme

Location:
Mid Dome, access via FWD Tracks from Jollies Pass and Cattle Flat
Region:
Northern Southland
District:
SDC
Commenced:
1999
Access:
Open 4WD tracks
Area (ha):
100000
Contact:
Jolie Hazley
Phone:
03 211 5115
Website:
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Description

The goal of the Mid Dome Wilding Trees Charitable Trust is to protect the ecological, economic, landscape and recreational values of over 100,000 ha of iconic southern high country pastoral and tussock grassland in northern Southland. The Trust will achieve this by controlling wilding pines from the Mid Dome area, then handing over the control of any wilding re-growth to landowners. This project has local, regional and national significance. It is helping to protect areas and species of national and international importance. To the east of Mid Dome are the Waikaia Conservation area and the Garvie Mountains, which contain nationally significant geological features and ecosystems. This area contains internationally recognised pattern mires (string bogs) and a range of intact alpine plant communities.

Historic involvement

DOC, MFE, LINZ, ES and land holders

Current involvement

Mid Dome Wilding Trees Charitable Trust