“On the plains, virtually all we see above-ground today has been introduced in the last 200 years. Only the braided rivers still retain a reasonable component of their original indigenous ecosystems. The most obvious component of that is a range of bird species – the majority of which are threatened.”
Thanks to this year’s sponsors: Environment Canterbury, The Rakaia Catchment Environmental Enhancement Society Inc., and to Karikaas for their amazing cheese selection.
Click the link under ‘Topic‘ to download a PDF of Powerpoint presentations.
|Dr. Jan Wright||Keynote address: Te Manahuna Aoraki: large-scale conservation project in the upper Mackenzie
|Sonny Whitelaw||BRaid partnerships project|
|Dr. Murray Hicks||Rising sea level impacts on braided river mouths|
|David Owen||ECan leadership – BRAG/ Bridge projects – partnerships in delivery|
|Nick Ledgard & Grant Davey||Communities in action: Ashley River update|
|Dr. Frances Schmechel||Braided river projects in Canterbury: an update of ECan supported projects|
|Dr. Jean Jack & Donna Field||A management plan in action: the (upper and lower) Hakatere/Ashburton River Braided Riverbird Strategy and Implementation|
||Braided River projects: past, present and future|
|Dr. Tara Murray||Invertebrate biodiversity and management on braided rivers (this paper will be added at a later date)
|Jemma Welch||Update on the Lower Waitaki River|
||Banded dotterels Kaikoura: nesting exclosures & freedom camping|
|Sonny Whitelaw||What does climate change mean for braided rivers?
|Dr. Frances Schmechel||Southern black-backed gull – strategy options in Canterbury|
|Nick Ledgard||Summary of the day’s presentations|
|Brad Edwards, Nick Ledgard, & Grant Davey||The use of trail cameras specifically in braided rivers, and drones for GPS bird counts and weed mapping.