Important natural areas under the spotlight within the Rodney Ecological District (Northland)
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IntroductionThe Department of Conservation has begun to survey important natural areas within a portion of the Rodney area known as the Rodney Ecological District.
Date: 13 October 2010
The Department of Conservation has begun to survey important natural areas within a portion of the Rodney area known as the Rodney Ecological District. This area is between the southern Brynderwyns and Toponui down SH1 and east out to Mangawhai.
Pete Graham surveys an area in the
Rodney Ecological District
This type of survey has been ongoing in the North since 1994 and the Rodney Ecological District is the last area in Northland to be surveyed for this project.
Natural areas such as forest, shrubland, wetlands and duneland will be identified from aerial photography and surveyed from the roadside or (with landowner permission) from other viewpoints.
The aim of the survey is to update existing information that we have on the natural features of the area and the information will be published and available to anyone interested such as landowners, iwi, environmental groups, local bodies and professionals.
It is important for management and heritage purposes that we know just what features occur in the district. This survey will provide extensive information on what we do and don’t have in the district, all of which is critical for sound management says Department of Conservation spokesperson Wendy Holland.
The information will be extremely useful, not only for agencies but for anyone interested in the natural environment of the Rodney Ecological District.