May 5, 2019 by
ARRG, Ashley, banded dotterel, Black-backed gull, Canterbury Water Management Strategy, DOC, ECan, Fresh water management, Newsletters, Reports, seabirds, Waimakariri
Tēnā koutou, Several of you have been trying to book to attend the Braided Rivers Seminar 2019 and have discovered that it’s been booked out and waitlisted. This happens every year, and unfortunately there can be no ‘standing room only’ this year due to the Health and Safety (including security) requirements of the venue. To […]
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May 5, 2019 by
Advocacy, Canterbury Water Management Strategy, ECan, Fresh water management, Zone Committee meetings
Before we can protect something, we need to know (a) what’s threatening it, (b) where it is, and (c) why protecting it matters (ie, what values do we place on it?). That’s pretty obvious, right? But what happens when that ‘something’ is a dynamic collection of waterways and complex (and oh, by the way, globally […]
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March 18, 2019 by
ARRG, Ashley, Black-backed gull, Black-billed gull, Rangitata River, wrybill
Tēnā koutou, It almost feels inappropriate to be writing this newsletter. But then, perhaps our greatest defence against those who would turn our world inside out, is to refuse to let them stop us from continuing to protect and share our little patch of beauty. So, herein is our latest newsletter: Braided Rivers Seminar 2019 […]
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February 5, 2019 by
Advocacy, ECan, Ecology, Fresh water management
____________________________________________ As an organisation, our overall view is that human activities (weeds, agriculture, river engineering, and built structures) have reduced the physical area of braided river ecosystems and damaged their hydrology. These historic activities and mismanagement should not now be viewed as a license to exploit these (often weed infested) damaged spaces in order to […]
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January 15, 2019 by
ARRG, Ashley, Awards and funding, banded dotterel, bird survey, Black-backed gull, Breeding, Department of Conservation, DOC, ECan, Fresh water management, kaki /black stilt, migration, Newsletters, Reports, Waimakariri, wrybill
Tēnā koutou, Happy New Year-of-the-Wrybill and welcome back to those of you who were taking a break. Braided Rivers Seminar 2019 As I mentioned in the last newsletter, thanks to funding from ECan, we are hosting full-day Braided Rivers Seminar at Lincoln University Wednesday 26 June. While we don’t yet have a final programme in […]
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