How you can help
Apart from direct financial help, there is a range of practical tasks in which community volunteers of all ages and levels of fitness can be involved.
If you’d like to help with any of these activities please phone the person listed below or contact us.
Intensive trapping programmes are one of the most effective ways of protecting threatened species in the forest. The more accessible trap lines are serviced by rosters of volunteers.
At present volunteers service trap lines S10, P1, P2, T7 and the Puketi Scenic Reserve. Most volunteers work in pairs, and are rostered to go round their trap line every 3 or 4 months. The trap lines are between 3 and 10 km in length. The shorter lines take 3 to 4 hours and the longest about 6 hours. Servicing traps involves changing the bait, clearing out any dead animals, checking the trap is working, resetting and recording. Maps, bait and training are provided. A reasonable level of fitness is required.
Contact: Ian Wilson 09 4019056