Pest Animal and Plant Management


  • Weed survey and distribution assessmen. This includes provision of data in GIS-ready format with associated database records.
  • Developing strategic and operational plans for weed control.
  • Establishing monitoring programmes for problem weeds.
  • Animal control plans - to give a sound strategic and operational basis for controlling animal pests such as possums and goats.
  • Monitoring and review of animal and weed control programmes (see audit page).
  • Oversight of weed and pest control as part of restoration projects.

Recent projects include:

  • Review of possum control strategies and operational methods used in local authority reserve areas.
  • Survey of weed distribution on major reserve boundaries, and identification of key weed threats.
  • Surveillance of weed and animal pest threats in a sample of natural areas in the Manawatu - Wanganui Region.
  • Weed survey and control plans for local authority reserves around the Wellington and Manawatu regions.