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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.

Waikato Expressway pest animal control

The Tītoki Landcare crew has been assisting Fletcher Construction with pest control operations in the gullies off the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway since March 2023.

The work includes checking, servicing, repairing, and replacing self-resetting traps within several gullies to the south of Hamilton and is focused on managing rodent and possum populations across the 10 ha area.

Johnstons Bush regeneration

Tītoki Landcare has been working with Waikato Regional Council and the local community to restore this high-priority biodiversity site in Waharoa since early 2022.

Topehaehae Stream riparian restoration

We have had the privilege of assisting the Piako Catchment Forum with restoring the riparian habitats of the Topehaehae Stream near Morrinsville since late 2022.

Harold Catlin Bush regeneration

Tītoki Landcare has been working with Matamata-Piako District Council and the Piako Catchment Forum to restore the Harold Catlin Reserve in Waharoa since early 2022.

Tītoki Landcare had the pleasure of assisting the Department of Conservation with vegetation surveys in Whangamarino Wetland.

The surveys covered 36 permanent vegetation plots and followed a methodology based on the Handbook for Monitoring Wetland Condition (Clarkson et al. 2004).

Native Forest Restoration Trust Reserve Management

We’ve been working closely with the Native Forest Restoration Trust since early 2023. Our senior staff have assisted with the management of many of their amazing reserves around the country such as Ed Hillary Hope Reserve, Rangitoto Station and Mangarakau Swamp.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any ecological restoration or biodiversity management needs