Waikato River Trails

Waikato River Trails

The Waikato River Trails Trust have constructed a series of wonderful cycling and walking trails along the Waikato River from Lake Arapuni to Atiamuri.

In 2007, Kessels & Associates completed an environmental management strategy for the Trust. This year, we developed a 10 year restoration plan for the Huihuitaha Wetland. Britta Deichmann was engaged by the Trust to support the restoration of this wetland as part of the River Trails ongoing commitment to enhancing the biodiversity values along the Waikato River.

The restoration plan included methods to allow for the removal of a number of weeds, restorative planting and monitoring strategies. Britta also conducted training sessions for the trails maintenance staff to assist with weed recognition and microplanting to ensure sustainable restoration planting.