Rimutaka Range Aerial Possum Control 2012 - 1080 poison drop
The Animal Health Board (AHB) and Greater Wellington Regional Council (GW) are planning a joint aerial possum control operation within the Rimutaka Range in 2012.
The proposed operational area covers approximately 28,000 hectares of the Rimutaka Range and surrounding land. Download a map of the operational area
The project includes the bush clad hills surrounding the Kaitoke Basin and extends to the Rimutaka Summit. South of State Highway 2, the project includes the Pakuratahi Forest and extends into the Wairarapa, including the Rimutaka Rail Trail and up to Pigeon Bush. The project extends southwards along the Rimutaka Ranges to Ocean Beach and also includes the Wainuiomata-Orongorongo Water Collection Area (WCA). These areas have all undergone aerial possum control operations in the past. The last within the operational area was in 2007.
For more details about this operation download the Rimutaka Range Aerial Possum Control brochure
For more information about how and why 1080 poison is used in New Zealand please visit www.1080facts.co.nz