Enner Glynn Bush

Enner Glynn Bush is 4 ha of privately owned original Nelson bush, with a 1.3 km walking track, which was overcome by old man’s beard and banana passionfruit.  Forest and Bird and the landowner employed us to write a restoration plan, with the assistance of grant funding from the Biodiversity Advice fund.  The plan was then used to obtain funding for the pest plant control through the Biodiversity Condition Fund.  The restoration plan involved various stakeholders – the landowners, Forest and Bird members (extended to include the Friends of Enner Glynn Bush), Community Service workers, school students and community members on planting days.

  • Before pest plant control

  • After pest plant control

  • School planting day

  • After revegetation

  • Enner Glynn Bush location

Project components

  • Assistance with the funding application for the BAF
  • Compiling the restoration plan with widespread consultation
  • Assistance with the funding application for the BCF
  • Carrying out pest plant control in priority areas according to the restoration plan
  • Organising school and community planting days
  • Liaising with PD workers and directing their work
  • Regular reporting to the landowners and Friends on progress
  • Follow-up control in the bush, extension of control areas and maintenance of plantings, as per the restoration plan, over 3 years.

Kaitiaki o Ngahere was also contracted by the landowner to undertake the following visitor asset services:

  • Undertake an assessment and survey of the track and provide a report on works required to bring the track up to Day Visitor standard
  • Undertake the upgrade and/or replacement of the track structures not meeting the standard
  • Survey realignment of track sections in order to meet track gradient standards
  • Construct new track alignments

The outcome
Currently Enner Glynn Bush is in its third season of pest plant control – a transformed place from three years ago.  Local schools, the Friends of Enner Glynn Bush and lately the Nelson Trainee Ranger Scheme continue to be involved in pest animal control, plantings and planting maintenance.  School children will be able to return to their trees in 5 years time and see the forest that they helped create.

Friends of Kaitiaki

Health & Safety

The management of Kaitiaki o Ngahere Ltd is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for its employees, visitors, and all persons using the premises as a place of work. We are a member of Site Safe www.sitesafe.org.nz – an independent, not-for-profit industry wide organisation whose aim is to promote improvements in the health and safety practices of the construction industry. Our staff undertake training in Health and Safety at all levels and use site specific hazard plans daily for each job.