Abel Tasman Trap Check/Clearing Felled Trees

A team of five Nelmac staff spent five days in the Abel Tasman National Park to clear, clean, and re-bait pest traps while recording trap data. The team walked into the park from Totaranui and stayed ain huts each night.

Two of the team work on clearing major trees and branches that were felled by wind along trap lines. They were skilled with chainsaws and needed the ability to carry and move heavy objects.

All members of the team were trained to be able to navigate their way and work alone in heavy bush. A high level of fitness and fatigue management meant that the client was extremely pleased with the outcome of Nelmac’s services.

Project Title
Abel Tasman Trap Check /
Clearing Felled Trees

Client
Department of Conservation /
Project Janszoon

Location
Abel Tasman National Park

Services
Check Traps and clear felled trees - monthly

Year
2015 - 2017

Project Janszoon is a private trust working with DOC, the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust, iwi and the community to transform the ecology of the Abel Tasman National Park. This video looks at the first five years (from 2012 to 2017) of the projects' 30 year journey.