An enthusiastic landowner and the Upper Waitaki Water Zone Committee are working together on a plan that goes above and beyond regional council rules and requirements.
An extensive fencing project that aims to keep stock out of two lakes and three tarns has received a funding boost through the Immediate Steps programme.
This is an exciting opportunity to protect one of the best areas of tarns and kettle holes in the South Island from stock impact.
Over the next couple of years, the landowner will fence off the remaining gap around Lake Alexandrina to remove the last bit of stock access.
Fencing will also be put into place around Lake Murray as well as Tui, Stony and Grebe Tarn to protect the water quality and reduce disturbance of bird species such as the Black Stilt.
Source: Environment Canterbury