Outcome monitoring ranger
It’s Julia’s job to monitor some of the species in the project area so we can see how our predator control is helping their survival. So you will often find her in the braided river beds looking for nesting banded dotterells/tūturiwhatu, black-fronted terns/tarapirohe or black billed gulls/tarāpuka.
Julia has a BSc in psychology, ecology and biodiversity, and a Masters in Conservation Biology from Victoria University.
Prior to joining Te Manahuna Aoraki Project Julia worked for three years with the orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka recovery team. These birds are very rare and only found in beech forests around Arthur’s Pass and Lake Sumner and she says she is enjoying working in braided rivers after her time in the forest.
Julia says it’s a privilege to work in the stunning landscapes of the project area, and she is excited about the work ahead.