Wilding Tree Control
The Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Group Inc is working hard to try and manage the spread of Wilding Trees in the Wakatipu.
The Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Control Group Incorporated (WWCC) is a community organization created in April 09, the WWCC is a charitable ‘not- for-profit’ organisation .
The WWCC is focused on protecting the resplendent biodiversity and remarkable landscape of the Wakatipu, for the benefit of residents, users, tourists and particularly future generations.
“To obtain and coordinate funding to control and contain wilding spread within the Wakatipu district, with the aim to promote and protect values including but not limited to biodiversity, landscape, recreation, and historic features . The society’s vision is to advance education and raise awareness by promoting its achievements which will increase community support for a control programme.”
About the WWCC
The WWCC is a community-led approach which co-ordinates the responsibilities of agencies, landowners / managers and the general public. It is a volunteer organisation with representation from Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC), the Department of Conservation (DOC), Otago Regional Council (ORC) and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) as well as landowners & managers and concerned members of the public and community groups.
The officers are:
Chairman: Peter Willsman
Vice Chairman: Grant Hensman
Operations advice/ Support: Jamie Cowan
Treasurer: Blair Devlin
Chief Executive: Briana Pringle
Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Strategy
The Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Strategy (2008-12) was adopted by the Community Services Committee in March 2009. It is a comprehensive management plan which includes a strategically scheduled work plan implemented by the WWCC
>> Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Strategy 2008-12 (pdf 3.8mb)
Link to Wakatipu Wilding Web Site
How can you help?
An estimated $2,000,000 is required for the district to reach the containment lines set in the 2008-2012 control program. QLDC has pledged ongoing support of $120,000 annually to wilding control. DOC have their own programs. High country stations also contribute.
Donations: By making a financial contribution – you can help us maintain and preserve our landscape for future generations. The WWCC welcomes donations from public and businesses.
There are many easy access areas around the district where volunteers can ”do their bit”. If you have a group that is interested in completing control work or you wish to participate in a volunteer day please contact:
Briana ph:03 450 1705
Or email: email@example.com
To find out more contact:
Ph: 03 450 1705