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Von Valley Wetland Management Area

Description:

A large area of wetlands (including tarns, kettle holes, restiad bogs, cushion bogs, rush and sedge swamps, moist depressions and seepages) west of Lake Wakatipu in the Von Valley.

Type/Class:

Bog, swamp, and tarn. 1

Size:

2.5 ha.

Altitude:

500 - 540 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

33 km Northwest of Kingston.
NZTM (centre point): E1231400 N4984800

Regional Plan: Water for Otago
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.163, Maps F9 & F10.

Territorial Authority:
Queenstown Lakes District Council

 

Von Valley Wetland Management Area

Recorded Values:

Value

Description

A1

Habitat for nationally or internationally rare or threatened species or communities. Presence of threatened plant species Cardamine sp., Oreomyrrhis colensoi var. delicatula, Crassula multicaulis, Isolepis basilaris, Tufted hair-grass (Deschampsia caespitosa), Ranunculus ternatifolius and Brachyscome linearis. 1

A3

High diversity of wetland habitat types. High diversity of habitat types (see physical description above). 1

A5

Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Some of the wetlands are scarce in Otago Region terms of physical/ecological character. 1

A7

High diversity of indigenous wetland flora and fauna. High diversity of flora (the botany of the kettleholes and their margins is described by Johnson 1993c 99). 1

A2, A4, A6, A8, A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.

 

References:

1 Otago Regional Council (2004) Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Published by the Otago Regional Council, Dunedin.

Aerial view of Von Valley Wetland Management Area (February 2006)
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