Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Projects
Tītoki Landcare has had the privilege of working on amazing biodiversity management and restoration projects across the region, helping landowners, councils, mana whenua, community groups, and businesses achieve positive biodiversity and ecological outcomes across landscapes.
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Ecological Restoration of Lowry Rd Gully
Tītoki Landcare was engaged by a landowner in Bombay to assist with their ecological restoration project following the completion of the enrichment planting.
Tītoki Landcare has since helped weed management and predator control as part of the restoration of 2.2 ha of wetland and gully embankments on their property.
We now have an arrangement with the landowner for monthly site visits for ongoing weed management, predator control, and infill/enrichment planting.
Matakanohi Reserve Ecological Rehabilitation
Tītoki Landcare were engaged to undertake restorative actions within Matakanohi Reserve on the banks of the Waikato River.
Tradescantia had become abundant within the area following the clearance of vegetation so we carried out a primary treatment before replanting the area with native plants in 2021.
We’ve since maintained the area to keep tradescantia presence to a minimum and have enjoyed seeing an abundance of kawakawa and karaka seedlings and ground ferns regenerate in place of the removed tradescantia.
Morrinsville River Walk Ecological Restoration
Tītoki Landcare has helped local restoration enthusiasts to improve the ecological and biodiversity values of the bush reserve along the Morrinsville River Walk.
To date, we have provided a range of services including the identification of management zones and priority actions, site preparations for community planting days, stakeholder engagement, and weed management.
Seeleys Gully Bush Regeneration
Tītoki Landcare has been helping with weed management in an area of Seeleys Gully planned for planting in 2022.
We have been working in the gully clearing ivy, treating privets, bear’s breeches, locust trees, spraying tradescantia and ehrharta, and more.
Beale St Gully Ecological Management
Tītoki Landcare is managing the ecological mitigation works associated with the construction of an apartment building in Hamilton East. This includes all management works related to vegetation, bats, lizards, and birds.
The project involves restoring 3000 sqm of gully into native vegetation over the next four years and then ongoing maintenance to ensure the area continues to develop towards a high-value native forest.
Mangaonua Gully Bush Regeneration
Tītoki Landcare has been assisting Friends of Manga O with weed management since June 2021.
Our work has primarily focused on skirting Japanese honeysuckle off native trees, shrubs, and tree ferns but has also included clearing tracks, spraying pampas, drilling and treating privets, and more.
Wilton Road Forest Restoration
Tītoki Landcare has been working with a landowner in Tatuanui to reconstruct an area of lowland kahikatea forest on their property.
An adjacent site was subject to a channel redesign in 2020, and associated replanting of wetland vegetation. Tītoki Landcare has joined in the next phase of the project to restore the drier banks and terraces in kahikatea forest.
The landowner has the goal of having Australasian bittern inhabit the site but also to provide the first local example of such a project to other landowners in the district.
Aldridge Road Wetland Restoration
Tītoki Landcare has been working with a landowner in Hunua to restore an area of bushland on their property.
The bushland has been unmanaged for several decades but was previously planted with exotic trees. Now a canopy of exotic trees covers an understory dominated by native trees, shrubs, and ferns.
The bushland is home to multiple species of threatened native animals including kākā and NZ dabchick.
Bruntwood Road Gully Restoration
We have been helping this landowner with his gully restoration project in Tamahere since April 2022.
This site has a combination of willow wetlands, tree fernlands, and rank grass. The landowner initiated the restoration project with some indigenous planting but required some assistance to keep on top of weeds and ensure the native plants onsite are able to thrive.
We send a team to the property every six weeks to help with strategic weed management and indigenous planting to help redirect the gully habitat back towards a native forest and wetland.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any ecological restoration or biodiversity management needs