Pest Free Waimakariri Program launches out of Silverstream Reserve

Silverstream Reserve, in partnership with the Waimakariri District council, received funding from the Lottery Grands Board to launch the Pest Free Waimakariri program last month.
Our Silverstream predator control ranger Richard is leading the program, and is working to support Waimakariri to become free of rats, possums, stoats and weasels by 2050.
Richard will be working with community groups across the district to support their predator control efforts, and establish predator control operations in the larger natural reserves in Waimakariri.

Richard’s work in Waimakariri began helping the Silverstream Reserve and Ashley Gorge trappers to be better equipped with traps, and organisations tools to record what they are trapping.