In 2013 and 2014 Keystone Ecology planted 6000 plants on private land in Gebbies Pass. The aim of this project was to return the gully back to native vegetation and support a “green link” between the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula. This would allow a more continuous habitat for wildlife to move within and between, which will increase the biodiversity of the area. Environment Canterbury’s Immediate Steps program funded this ambitious project.
Below: the proposed planting sites for Gebbies Pass revegetation project.