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What

Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

nfl538

Date

May 14, 2019 10:31 AM NZST

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No photos or sounds

What

Western Weka Gallirallus australis ssp. australis

Observer

nfl68

Date

March 27, 2019 09:11 AM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Western Weka Gallirallus australis ssp. australis

Observer

nfl68

Date

April 5, 2019 09:06 AM +13

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No photos or sounds

What

Western Weka Gallirallus australis ssp. australis

Observer

nfl68

Date

March 23, 2019 09:01 AM +13

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No photos or sounds

What

Kea Nestor notabilis

Observer

nfl730

Date

May 1, 2019 06:43 AM NZST

Description

Keas flying around valley nearby harvesting operation in morning

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No photos or sounds

What

Kaka Nestor meridionalis

Observer

nfl061

Date

April 2, 2019 10:21 AM +13

Description

2 Kaka seen flying and calling about ridge on the edge of native and pine forest probably looking at all the new activity happening around their area.

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What

Putaputaweta Carpodetus serratus

Observer

pfolsenstaff

Date

April 30, 2019 09:21 AM NZST

Description

Marble leaf / putaputaweta

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What

Kauri Snail Paryphanta busbyi

Observer

pfolsenstaff

Date

April 30, 2019 08:53 AM NZST

Description

Kauri snails on concrete fence posts. 7 snails found today along with many shells.

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No photos or sounds

What

Kea Nestor notabilis

Observer

nfl730

Date

April 29, 2019 06:45 AM NZST

Description

4 Keas around the harvesting operation yesterday and today in the early morning

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No photos or sounds

What

Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

nfl800

Date

May 11, 2018

Description

MCH Logging Crew took a video of a falcon sitting on their Skyline skwarking. I couldn't upload the video on here because iNaturalist didn't support its file type but you can get a copy of the small footage 10 seconds by emailing Kristie.pakipaki@nelsonforests.com

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No photos or sounds

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Kea Nestor notabilis

Observer

nfl730

Date

April 17, 2019 06:00 AM NZST

Description

Keas heard flying past harvesting operation

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No photos or sounds

What

Kea Nestor notabilis

Observer

nfl730

Date

April 17, 2019 09:00 AM NZST

Description

Keas flying past harvesting activity

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No photos or sounds

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Falcons and Caracaras Family Falconidae

Observer

nfl730

Date

November 30, 2018 06:00 AM +13

Description

Nesting Swales road, shifted harvesting to ensure their safety due to nesting activities until February when they cleared off with Harvesting Manager

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No photos or sounds

What

Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

nfl800

Date

October 25, 2018 10:56 AM +13

Description

Saw a falcon in TeHepe while showing visitors around.

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No photos or sounds

What

Kea Nestor notabilis

Observer

nfl800

Date

August 30, 2018

Description

The crew saw a mob of Kea on numerous occasions in and around the working skid site along Johnnys Road in Berrymans Block. Vehicles and machines sustained damage. Dave Robinsons vehicle (NFL Manager) was damaged during a visit to the crew.

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No photos or sounds

What

Kea Nestor notabilis

Observer

nfl800

Date

December 10, 2018

Description

Over the weekend there has been quite a bit of Kea damage at MCH (9km mark on Berrymans). They have been through kea training with Andrea and believe the site is free of food etc etc. There is two or three still hanging about.

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What

Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

nfl800

Date

May 8, 2018

Description

Kea sitting on log stack on the working skid

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No photos or sounds

What

Weka Gallirallus australis

Observer

nfl710

Date

July 19, 2018 02:14 PM NZST

Description

Opposite site to Collins road (think it is Serpentine Road)

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No photos or sounds

What

Kereru Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

Observer

nfl710

Date

September 6, 2018 02:12 PM NZST

Description

On edge of native

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No photos or sounds

What

Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

nfl710

Date

November 21, 2018 02:09 PM +13

Description

Perched on some slash and another one flying over head

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nfl710

Date

January 31, 2019

Description

Snail shells were found by the harvesting crew (Green Logging) on the ground, in amongst fallen mature trees. They stopped work immediately, notified NFL and the threatened species management procedure was implemented. Work ceased until the Department of Conservation gave their approval to carry on work. See emails below for more details.

From: Kath Walker
Sent: Friday, 1 February 2019 4:32 PM
To: Chris Golding ; Kristie Paki Paki
Cc: Kate Steffens ; Ivan Rogers ; Andrew Nevin
Subject: Re: Snails Whangamoa Block

Hello Kristie
Sorry I've only just seen your email Kristie. As you'l have seen I'm away in the subantarctic just now, with only intermittant satellite connections.

I can confirm from your photos they are Powelliphanta hochstetteri consobrina, which as Chris notes, is not surprising as your site is immediately below Mt Duppa - a stronghold for this Richmond Range endemic (ie found nowhere else on the planet) subspecies.
One of the shells looks like the snail died perhaps a year ago so definitely a population of live snails is living in that bit of pine forest. They would have previously lived on the site when it was native forest and slowly re-invaded it from the native forest above when the pine trees got tall and the litter layer dense enough. Pine forests are likely to have fewer rats and weka than native forest, as there is less for them to eat in a mono-culture, and the relative scarcity of predators would help the snails.

As Chris says, trying to find snails and move them to safety is pretty impossible to do in a meaningful way at any time, let alone in a drought. Only a handful at best would be located , and translocating Powelliphanta into the habitat of an existing population without drastically improving the carrying capacity of the habitat has not been shown to have any overall benefit.

I'm not entirely certain where your last O.5 ha still to be harvested is in relation to the snail shell find but from the map presume it is below & to the north. Snails are less likely to be present away from gullies & further from the native forest edge. If the last 0.5 ha is in good gully habitat, it would help the snails if it was not harvested.

Still, as Chris says, its the longer term that is most important. I would anticipate snails will have tried to re-invade their former home along quite few places along the edge of the Bryant Range. As P. h. consobrina are now ranked as a threatened species, it would be good to have a plan for the restoration of native forest in pine plantation immediately adjacent to the native forest there. Options for how to achieve this will clearly take a while & not address the current dilemma.

In the short term, in the absence of other options, the best way for Nelson Forests to help P. h. consobrina is probably not to try and rescue those individuals, but perhaps to contribute funds for possum, rat and pig control to be undertaken in the next few months around Mt Duppa.

regards
Kath


From: Chris Golding
Sent: Friday, 1 February 2019 2:41:29 PM
To: Kristie.PakiPaki@nelsonforests.com
Cc: Kate Steffens; Ivan Rogers; Andrew Nevin; Kath Walker
Subject: RE: Snails Whangamoa Block

Hi Kristie
Following on from our phone call.

You have an approx. 0.5ha block still to harvest but you have found some empty snail shells and you were asking what the risks of carrying on logging.

You have found a few shells which look like they have been predated by a range of animals. I cant tell from the photos if it is a subspecies of P.consobrina but given the location its likely a P.consobrina. Given the weather we have had, any live snails will be well and truly buried somewhere and finding live ones would be hard. Felling the trees will expose any lives ones to more heat which wouldnt be great.

Im only coming in part way to the detail of these conversations but it would be good to know what we should do for next time rather than having to make an on the spot decision like this one. Ie what is the distribution of the snails, what is the harvest regime so we can at least have an opportunity to search for live snails before harvesting starts so we have the option of translocating etc. All these things would be good to work on soon so we avoid being put on the spot to make a decision to log or not. Especially if you say more logging is planned over the coming few years.

I currently don’t have enough strong evidence to say don’t log that block right now and Im mindful of what would be required to move on and then come back if we say no. You should carry on logging.

I know there has been some conversations already on the snails with your manager and my staff. It would be good for these conversations to continue and have an agreed approach before next time.

Thanks



Chris Golding
Operations Manager Motueka
Department of Conservation - Te Papa Atawhai
DDI: 0278399999



From: Kristie Paki Paki
Sent: Friday, 1 February 2019 10:11 AM
To: 'kwalker@doc.govt.nz'
Cc: James Appleton (James.Appleton@nelsonforests.com) ; Heather Arnold
Subject: FW: Snails Whangamoa Block

Hi Kath,

I am picking this up for Heather as she is not in the office today. And sorry but I am assuming that you are aware of all of this? If not please let me know and I will fill you in as best as I can! Heather isn’t at work today but is available by phone if we need her input.

I have been asked to forward the attached photos, a map and the gps co-ordinates to you.

James Appleton (NFL planner) has been out to the site this morning – see his email below. He has taken photos of the full shells that he found. The rest were half shells.

Kate Stefan has been in contact with Heather this morning. She has indicated that she would like you to review the information provided in this email.

Please give me a call when you have had a chance to digest the information so we can make a plan to go forward.

Kindest regards

Kristie

From: James Appleton
Sent: Friday, 1 February 2019 9:33 AM
To: Kristie Paki Paki
Cc: Heather Arnold ; John Horton ; Ken Green
Subject: Snails Whangamoa Block

Hi Kristie,

Attached Map and photos shows the location of the snails discovered by greens logging. Red illustrates my gps walk Lines and the exclamation mark is where they were found.

I didn’t find any when walking back through what is to be felled next. Note that the crew only has two weeks production left in this area before moving to Collins valley.

Cheers
James

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Date

April 14, 2019 09:57 AM NZST

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What

Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

nfl30

Date

September 3, 2018 05:02 PM NZST

Description

Falcon in cutover. Observed while carring out planning duties.

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Kea Nestor notabilis

Observer

bfs561

Date

February 16, 2019 07:37 PM NZDT

Description

Keas at inwoods lookout.

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What

Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

nfl660

Date

March 4, 2019 07:17 AM +13

Description

Four Falcons very close together, not scared of humans getting within 3-4 metres

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What

New Zealand Grass Skink Oligosoma polychroma

Observer

pfolsenstaff

Date

February 27, 2019

Description

Found during earthworks in forest. Moved up bank out of way

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Square

What

Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

pfolsenstaff

Date

February 22, 2019 09:27 AM +13

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Square

What

Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

pfolsenstaff

Date

February 8, 2019 07:33 AM +13

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No photos or sounds

What

Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

pfolsenstaff

Date

February 6, 2019 07:00 AM +13

Description

Flying along cutover/forest boundary

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No photos or sounds

What

Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

Observer

nfl660

Date

January 7, 2019 07:30 AM +13

Description

Two falcons fighting hawk