For as long as I can remember I have been around nature. Growing up in the last years of the Forest Service and roaming freely as child in Canterbury beside the braided rivers and beaches, I was always in the outdoors.
Before long, I too became involved in the forestry industry as a young man. From there I went on to conservation tourism where I became a bush guide under the influence of the infamous Bill Rooke and Maryann Ewers. These two passionate conservationists have helped me through the years to be more involved with conservation and our natural biodiversity.
I have 17 years of experience in conservation ranging from bush guiding in Kahurangi National Park, volunteering for community trapping groups, working for DOC and Project Janszoon in the Abel Tasman and restoring private estates.
The conservation community is forever expanding with experience, knowledge and tools to use. With recent changes to Government strategies and funding, there is even more opportunity to enhance conservation efforts right into our own back yards.
It is my belief that if we are to get towards being predator free by 2050, we must start at home! In our very own backyards. When we can make our homes, farms, orchards, bush blocks and communities free of pests, then we have a far better chance of protecting all the amazing work that our current conservation projects are trying to achieve.
Steve Holloway, Owner / Operator
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