Attend a field day to celebrate Glen Dene winning the 2023 Deer Industry Elworthy Environmental Award and the First Light Award.
Glen Dene is a 2,989 hectare high-country station on the shores of Lake Hawea. It comprises three integrated businesses: A camping ground; a sheep, beef and deer farm; and trophy hunting. It has a typical central Otago climate – hot, dry summers and cold winters and lies between 360 m above sea level on its Lake Hawea boundary, rising to 1,386 m above sea level.
Starting at 9:30am, the field day will include a farm tour showcasing management and potential for wetlands management and potential for wetlands, biodiversity management, coping with challenges, hunting business overview, community involvement and Lake Hawea stakeholders group & Wai Wanaka Prue Kane, carbon blocks discussion, hinds and stag management.
The tour will finish with an awards ceremony and a BBQ lunch at 1:30pm.
Welcome, introductions, overview of Glendene Station, Hunting, My Enviro
Farm tour Stop 1: Drive up - Airstrip
Juliet Grey - Otago Deer Enviro group, Update from Mandy Bell, Judges’ discussion about key standout areas
Farm tour Stop 2: Hind blocks Log cabin
Carbon blocks discussion, Hinds and stag management, Group photo
Farm tour Stop 3: Potential wetland site at Dinner Flat
Discussion on management and potential for wetlands, Biodiversity management, Session on farmers coping with challenges, QEII
Farm tour Stop 4: Hunting and taxidermy - Woolshed
Hunting business overview and it funds biodiversity projects and planting, Community involvement and Lake Hawea stakeholders group & Wai Wanaka Prue Kane
Farm tour Stop 5: Glen Dene lake front
Summary and questions, Acknowledgements
Premier Award: The Elworthy Environmental Award
The Firstlight Environment Award is for total commitment to farming sustainably with a strong customer focus.