Trust welcomes new ranger
The Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of David McFarlane to the position of ranger, which is being funded from the Biodiversity Condition fund.
Originally trained as a librarian, David has always had a great interest in conservation and his latter years of employment have reflected this interest. Since 1997 David has co-coordinated the Dunedin Branch – Forest & Bird Wilding Tree Team, eradicating wilding trees from areas of conservation value in Otago/Southland. More recently he has worked on the Forest & Bird Otanomomo Forest Restoration Project near Balclutha; both positions have involved working closely with many community groups and volunteers. David has also worked for the Coastal Otago Area Office, Department of Conservation undertaking fieldwork, including weed and pest control, track and facilities maintenance and community relations contracts.
We are delighted to welcome David to the team.