Integrated Catchment Management

Integrated Catchment Management for the Motueka River

"From ridge tops to the sea"

Welcome to the ICM Motueka Research Programme web site. Its purpose is to provide information resources relevant to project participants and to the stakeholders of the Motueka River catchment. The site is a collaborative venture between a number of organisations.

It was an 11 year programme which commenced in July 2000 and concluded in September 2011, and whose goal was to conduct multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder research to provide information and knowledge that will improve the management of land, freshwater, and near-coastal environments in catchments with multiple, interacting, and potentially conflicting land uses.

The site will continue to contain items relevant to ICM but is now largely a legacy site.

The Motueka River catchment is a Global HELP Catchment.

 

Research highlights - Native plant trials in the Sherry River – how are they going?

Native plant riparian enhancement trials were established in October 2005 in the Sherry River catchment. Results to date (1 year after planting) were explained at the Sherry River field day in February 2007. In terms of weed control treatments there was no significant difference in survival rates of plants one year after planting. In terms of growth,mulches gave better height growth but were more expensive than chemical control. The mulches (weedmat and carpet) were found to only be practical on flat smooth surfaces and needed holding down. Seedling quality was found to be key factor for good survival and growth in the early years. The species that covered the ground surface quickly to preve...
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Natives (and weeds) on Riley´s farm – Sherry River
Natives (and weeds) on Riley´s farm – Sherry River

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