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FMC Executive – Call for Nominations

Nominations are now open for the FMC Executive for 2017/2018. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference for our outdoor community. To understand the breadth of FMC’s […]

Twin Peaks Tenure Review Submission

FMC recently submitted on the preliminary tenure review proposal for Twin Peaks station which lies in the northern extremity of the St Bathans range south of Omarama. It is […]

FMC calls for Tourism Taskforce

In the next month or two, most holidaying Kiwis will witness first-hand the pressures of burgeoning tourism. Its impacts on infrastructure are obvious; roads, carparks, campsites, conservation honeypots, even […]

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Lets go get wet and stay in a hut (unless you are lucky enough to be down south). This one would be a good choice, Waitawaewae, one of the spiritual homes of the Hutt Valley Tramping Club. What huts are you thinking about staying in this weekend?

photo: Geoff Spearpoint
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#fmcoutandabout #forgottenlands #outdoorspark
FMC Executive Officer Jamie Stewart and family are living in Rotorua for the year, they have found plenty of 'Forgotten Lands': the Mangorewa, the mighty Urutawa Conservation Area behind Opotiki, and here are some photos of fly-camping in the Tunawaea block of Pureora Conservation Area...its an amazing experience camping in the bush and waking up to the calls of the kokako, give it a go sometime.
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#mahi #taranaki
We're excited about the Taranaki Mounga project, and its great that it will have a spin off too for the local sanctuary at Lake Rotokare, with which some members of the Mt Egmont Alpine Club have a long association, its exciting times for conservation in the Naki.
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Our friends at Lake Rotokare need our help! There are a number of translocations coming up over the next couple of months, with Hihi/Stitchbird and Robins coming to Rotokare, and Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust introducing Robins to Mt Taranaki, in partnership with the Taranaki Mounga Project. These reintroductions present an obvious opportunity for keen people Taranaki-wide to learn more about bird monitoring in the bush, and practice these skills in a real-life reintroduction monitoring situation, helping us to measure the success of these translocations. The Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust will be undertaking intensive post release monitoring of hihi at Rotokare, and robins at both Rotokare and Mt Taranaki and we need your help to deliver this! We are keen to send a crew of Taranaki Conservationists down to Rotokare to learn more about monitoring, and help practicing your skills during this training day. Anyone can do this monitoring work with a little training, a little experience and a little patience! The session will be run on March 5th from 9am-1pm (BBQ lunch provided) The training will start with a classroom session on bird monitoring and leg band id followed by a field session putting these skills to practice. Interested? Come along and learn more about it! Please RSVP to fiona@rotokare.org.nz to let them know if you can make it, and we can coordinate carpools on this page. These dates don’t work for you? No trouble! When it comes time to do this monitoring new observers will be paired with experienced ones to show you the ropes or reinforce what you’ve learnt.

Robin monitoring training!

9:00am, March 5th - 6:00pm, March 4th

Lake Rotokare

Our friends at Lake Rotokare need our help! There are a number of translocations coming up over the next couple of months, with Hihi/Stitchbird and Robins coming to Rotokare, and Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust introducing Robins to Mt Taranaki, in partnership with the Taranaki Mounga Project. These reintroductions present an obvious opportunity for keen people Taranaki-wide to learn more about bird monitoring in the bush, and practice these skills in a real-life reintroduction monitoring situation, helping us to measure the success of these translocations. The Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust will be undertaking intensive post release monitoring of hihi at Rotokare, and robins at both Rotokare and Mt Taranaki and we need your help to deliver this! We are keen to send a crew of Taranaki Conservationists down to Rotokare to learn more about monitoring, and help practicing your skills during this training day. Anyone can do this monitoring work with a little training, a little experience and a little patience! The session will be run on March 5th from 9am-1pm (BBQ lunch provided) The training will start with a classroom session on bird monitoring and leg band id followed by a field session putting these skills to practice. Interested? Come along and learn more about it! Please RSVP to fiona@rotokare.org.nz to let them know if you can make it, and we can coordinate carpools on this page. These dates don’t work for you? No trouble! When it comes time to do this monitoring new observers will be paired with experienced ones to show you the ropes or reinforce what you’ve learnt.

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