This stream, bounded on one side by flax and tussock, on the other by a paddock, shows the effects of stock having access from paddocks to waterways. The hooves of cattle cut up the river banks, and their grazing reduces stream-side vegetation. Intensive farming practices can lead to poor-quality waterways and loss of whitebait habitat.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
Photograph by Ian Welsh
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