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Managing our Environment

Stuarts Marsh

Description:

Stuarts Marsh.

Type/Class:

Marsh.

Size:

Altitude:

0 - 20 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

1 km South of Mouats Saddle Road and Centre Road, Papatowai.
NZTM (centre point): E1327600 N4839900.

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago.
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.140, Map F50.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.

 

Stuarts Marsh

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 - A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.

 

Other Information:

  • Composition of shrubs and Coprosma sp. 2

 

Aerial View of Stuarts Marsh (March 2006)

Aerial View of Stuarts Marsh (March 2006)

Aerial view of Stuarts Marsh (back), with part of Tahakopa River Bogs in the foreground (2008)

Aerial view of Stuarts Marsh (back), with part of Tahakopa River Bogs in the foreground (2008) 2

 

Stuarts Marsh (2009)

Stuarts Marsh (2009) 51

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.

51 Otago Regional Council – Photo Archive.

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