DOC carried out an aerial 1080 operation in the area on 7–8 November 2014 to control rats, possums and other predators as part of our Battle for our Birds programme.
The area included approximately 50,000 ha of Kahurangi National Park including all of the Cobb Valley from the Cobb Power House, the Mt Arthur Tablelands north of Salisbury Lodge and west to the Marshall Ranges and central Tasman mountains. View a map (PDF, 5,820K).
All DOC tracks within the operational block were temporarily closed during the 1080 bait application until the tracks were inspected by DOC staff and as many baits and carcasses removed as possible. The section of Cobb Road between the Cobb Power House and Cobb information kiosk was also included.
Further track and Cobb Road inspections are scheduled but bait can continue to fall onto the tracks and road from overhead vegetation for many days after the operation. Do not touch the baits or carcasses.
For further information contact the DOC Takaka Office, phone +64 3 525 8026.