The development of the Goat Control Strategy started in 2013.
• The WCMG developed a goat control strategy looking at protecting the future plantings along the Whangawehi stream, in partnership with Hawkes Bay Regional Council and Department of Conservation.
• Past controls were carried out in the area by DOC, a Forestry Company (Grandy Lake Forest) and to a lesser extent by some landowners. These controls have been carried out through a variety of techniques; Heli shooting, ground shooting and mustering. Each of these stakeholders have been conducting their control independently of each other which reduced the scope and efficiency of the controls.
• The aim of the Coordinated Management Area is to gain both more effective control and cost benefits from having a collective control programme being conducted by one contractor, working the control area systematically.
• The goat control strategy is too large to be available online, if you want any more information regarding this document please contact the Project Coordinator.