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Community Group Feature: Forest and Bird (South Waikato)

Forest and Bird (South Waikato) have been working at Jim  Barnett Reserve near Waotu for the past 23 years.  The reserve is a real pleasure to visit with the growth on the trees and a large number of resident kereru  and other birds. This year Forest and bird members have continued to plant trees,  oil seats and tables and undertake weed control. 

A new arch has been built to go into the tables under the trees. GPS mapping of all tracks will be undertaken shortly which will contribute to track and tree signage.  Thanks goes to the Department of Corrections for their continued help for track maintenance and tree planting also for scattering of manuka seed.  


Jim Barnett Reserve