Bait Station & Possum Trap Service
We are looking for fit, committed individuals able to work independently to join our team of trappers working in the Bream Head Scenic Reserve at Whangarei Heads. The role involves checking, clearing, re-baiting toxin stations and possum traps and basic station and trap maintenance in the Bream Head Scenic Reserve. Recording trap catch and/or maintenance data on smartphone app is required.
Onsite training will be provided. No licence is required to load the toxin used.
Good level of fitness and ability to carry up to 10kg (includes own personal items such as lunch and drink bottle etc). Bait station and possum lines will need to be checked and re-baited once per month (within the first two weeks of each month). The lines are approx 2 – 3 kms in length and will take approximately 2 - 3 hours to complete. The lines (except E line) are not on formed earth/gravel tracks, rather just tag marked lines through cut vegetation. Time to complete will vary depending on level of fitness and weather conditions. Own equipment is required: Well charged and working cellphone (smartphone essential as we use an app for data recording during the checks) and for Health and Safety. Sturdy footwear and appropriate outdoor clothing. Small day pack for food, water, cellphone & extra clothes Waist pouch bag will be provided for carrying toxin, bait, tools, etc. Minimum commitment of 3 months is required - a longer term commitment preferred.
3 volunteers needed