Hi, our new website is nearly finished – please let us know what you think

Go back to the old site

Managing our Environment

Loch Loudon Fen Complex

Description:

Complex of wetland gullies draining into Loch Loudon. 76

Type/Class:

Fen. 2

Size:

33.3 ha.

Altitude:

400 - 440 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

Waipori Falls Road, 21 km Northeast of Lawrence.
NZTM (centre point): E1363400 N4914100.

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago.
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.84, Map F46.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.

 

Loch Loudon Fen Complex

Recorded Values:

Value

Description

A7

High diversity of indigenous wetland flora and fauna. Diverse plant communities. 76

A1 - A6, A8, A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.

 

Other Information:

  • Composition of red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) and Sphagnum sp. 2

  • Part of the area includes QEII covenant 5/12/120.

  • Wetland areas may also be a habitat for dusky galaxiids. 76

 

References:

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.

76 Ingle, C. (2002) Final Wetland Site Visits. Internal Report. File RI 116/Object ID 00564411. Otago Regional Council, Dunedin.

Aerial view of Loch Loudon Fen Complex (March 2006)

Aerial view of Loch Loudon Fen Complex (March 2006)

Back to top
Online Maps & Data: