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Managing our Environment

Upper Black Stream Marshes


Upper Black Stream Marshes


Marsh. 2


3.5 ha.


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


Upper Black Stream Marshes

Recorded Values:




High degree of wetland naturalness. 2


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



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.

Aerial view of Upper Black Stream Marshes (April 2006)

Aerial view of Upper Black Stream Marshes (April 2006)

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