Lake Hayes Predator Free is a group of passionate locals who volunteer their time to
reduce the number of invasive predators in the Lake Hayes area to protect and
support our native wildlife. Lake Hayes provides an important habitat for a number
of native bird species and has the highest density of breeding Crested Grebes in New Zealand.
More info can be found on the Lake Hayes Predator Free Facebook page.
Area surrounding Lake Hayes, including Lake Hayes Loop Track. Currently, monitoring tunnels are out in the field to help inform trap strategy. Traps coming soon.
Traps currently in place and frequency of checking
Coming soon after monitoring tunnels help inform trap strategy
Usage of area
Highly used recreation area with neighbouring private residences
Year One – to establish a network of traps surrounding Lake Hayes and begin
Year Two – to continue predator control around the lake, hopefully minimising
predator numbers. Begin looking at expansion options.
Year Three – to expand the predator control programme to include key surrounding
residential lifestyle areas, particularly those areas important to native bird life.
Volunteers are always welcome to help check trap lines or fundraise