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  • The Conservation Company
    RESTORATION FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS Restoration Planting Planning Preparation Planting Aftercare Invasive plant control Control without compromising biodiversity values Development of management and operational plans Cutting and swabbing Knapsack application ATV with spray unit Growsafe compliant Registered Chemical Applicators certification Introduced animal control Rodents cats mustelids possums goats Monitoring for presence or density of these species Monitoring Survey inventory Identifying what species are present Designing and implementing monitoring of particular

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  • The Conservation Company - Restoration Planting
    HB Regional Council HBRC and is a constructed wetland achieved by putting down a bore to take advantage of the water flowing between the Tutaekuri and Ngaruroro River Beds Thousands of plants have gone into the area over several years planted by us and volunteers including residents from nearby Hohepa schools and Forest Bird members This is a great place to watch waterbirds Clive River which is actually the lower

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  • The Conservation Company - Invasive plant control
    water or birds a fast growing habit and are hard to kill We are particularly well known for our work on invasive weeds over the last few years Below are some very invasive species being controlled by us with eradication as the aim in Hawke s Bay That may sound easy but there has only ever been one successful eradication of an invasive plant in NZ Pypgrass Erharta villosa is an invasive dune binding species of which only a few sites exist in New Zealand This is an eradication project under the guidance of Ministry of Agriculture Pests of National Interest Program Cathedral Bells Cobea scandens is an aggressive climber present at only 3 sites in HB The seed lasts a long time in the soil and so it is an ongoing mission to control this vigorous plant that can grow up to 20m a year this is a long term eradication attempt by the HBRC Climbing Spindleberry Celastrus orbiculatus is also an aggressive climber and is also only present at 3 known sites in HB Again this is a long term eradication attempt by the HBRC Most invasive weeds are not able to be eradicated from the broader landscape

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  • The Conservation Company - Introduced Animal Control
    CONTROL New Zealand developed without any predatory mammals such as cats possums stoats weasels and rats and so in areas where they are present and we want vulnerable species such as lizards and bats to increase they must be controlled The first step in many instances is to find out what sort of density the introduced animal that is to be controlled is in the area This is done by

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  • The Conservation Company - Monitoring, survey & inventory
    specific survey is done Monitoring of certain characteristics is usually done to show how things are changing over time due to management practices For example we are monitoring weta to show how they will increase when rats are controlled in A Deane s Bush density of seedlings and saplings relative to presence or absence of ivy in Puahanui Bush and presence of long tailed bats in a number of Central

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  • The Conservation Company - Puahanui Bush Restoration
    is the largest remnant of its kind within three surrounding ecological districts and supports regionally rare long tailed bats bush falcon large numbers of tui and kereru forest gecko and a range of unusual invertebrates Garden escapees have become established in and around Puahanui Bush over the last century While hawthorn Crataegus monogyna and Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica are also well established English ivy Hedera helix has had the most noticeable impact had become the most widespread 50 of total area and has the potential to continue degradation of the forest ecosystem The Ivy Removal Project began in 1999 with cutting of adult vines and herbicide application Progress was slow and results inconsistent Grazing by sheep and subsequent herbicide applications were successfully trialled to emulate mechanical weed eating which had been a successful pre cursor to herbicide application in the nearby homestead garden Over 10 years later initial control is complete Grazing by sheep has played a vital role in achieving over 90 kills with only one herbicide application In 2011 further funding has been received to continue weed control within the bush and also to control predators and rats in this precious remnant NO IVY LEAGUE NZ Volunteers can

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  • The Conservation Company - Friends of A'Deane's Bush Restoration
    the threatened long tailed bat and green mistletoe The Department of Conservation and Friends of A Deane s Bush have agreed to enter a partnership to restore protect and enhance the indigenous flora and fauna of A Deane s Bush Scenic Reserve Friends of A Deane s Bush currently includes neighbours John and Jay Benton Larry and Jane White other members of the local community Dr Matt Baber and Kay Griffiths and Craig Single of The Conservation Com pany Ltd Hawke s Bay Regional Council has also expressed interest in helping in the surrounding landscape The vision of this partnership is to create a wildlife sanctuary where native plants and animals flourish and where local community and visitors are encouraged to experience and learn about the ecological restoration of New Zealand s natural heritage The process of ecological restoration will include the control of introduced mammals and weeds native revegetation of select terrestrial riparian and wetland habitats and maybe ultimately the reintroduction of appropriate locally extirpated native species Restoration of A Deane s Bush operational objectives To facilitate involvement of local community and raise public profile To monitor the abundance of introduced mammals To control introduced mammals To control invasive

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  • The Conservation Company - Contact
    Griffiths 021 629 584 Craig Single 021 886 295 Ph 06 8577291 707 Tod Rd RD 1 Waipawa 4271 Central Hawkes Bay New Zealand Email HOW TO CONTACT US Managing Directors Kay Griffiths 021 629 584 Craig Single 021 886 295 Phone Ph 06 8577291 Postal 707 Tod Rd RD 1 Waipawa 4271 Central Hawkes Bay New Zealand Online Email www theconservationcompany co nz HOME RESTORATION PLANTING INVASIVE PLANT CONTROL

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