Although restoration and amenity planting is not our core business, it provides rewarding visible outcomes and keeps us conscious of the practical challenges and costs. The work reminds us that protecting existing natural habitats is far easier than establishing or repairing compromised ones. It also helps us to be realistic when writing Management Plans and recommendations in reports or reviewing draft consent conditions.

One year after the concept plan was developed by ecologist/ artist Jono More, with South Canterbury deer farmer David Morgan.

The entrance to Raincliff Station as well as yard and riparian margins are graced with native plants.