Upper Black Stream Marshes

Description: Upper Black Stream Marshes

Type/Class: Marsh 2

Size: 3.5 ha

Altitude: 700 - 740 m above sea level

Approximate location: 12.5 km East of Craig Flat, Ettrick | NZTM (centre point): E1338760 N4929710 

Regional Plan: Water for Otago | Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.159, Map F13

Territorial Authority: Central Otago District Council

Recorded Values

Value Description
A4 High degree of wetland naturalness. 2
A5 Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 15% of marshes remain in Otago. 2
A1 - A3, A6 - A7 No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.

Other Information:

  • Composition of Sphagnum sp. and Juncus sp. 2


Aerial view of Totara Creek Inland Saline Wetland (March 2005)



2 Ausseil, A.G., Newsome, P., Johnson, P. (2008) Wetland Mapping in the Otago Region. Landcare Research Contract Report prepared for the Otago Regional Council.

Page last updated 10 July 2024.