LAKE MCKERROW

This is a 23-hectare property situated in the north-western corner of Lake McKerrow, in the Fiordland National Park, approximately four kilometres inland from the coast at Martins Bay.

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The property is bordered to the south by the lake, which is part of the national park. On its three other boundaries it’s surrounded by public conservation land; the Pyke Forest administered by the Department of Conservation. 

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The property is either Podocarp forest (typically near the lake edge) or a Podocarp, Kamahi and Tree Fern assemblage some 100 to 200 metres in from the lake. This tree assemblage is the result of damp, poorly drained soil on elevated lake terraces.

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Investigation of the property boundary has revealed that it encompasses the grave site associated with the historic settlement of Jamestown.

Forest Lifeforce Restoration Trust - Predator control, plant propagation, forest restoration and species recovery are all part of its remit and comprise the bulk of its activity. Flagship projects include the Maungataniwha Kiwi Project, fast carving out a name for itself as one of the most prolific and successful kiwi conservation initiatives.

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