As farmers and landowners we have been brought up to believe that we are merely caretakers of the land for future generations. For this reason a legal covenant was placed on 700+ acres of native forest on the family farms. The covenanted land can never be deforested and has been fenced to prevent farm animals from eating seedling trees and preventing forest regeneration.
We also undertake active control of non-native animal pests (rats, weasels, stoats, possums and magpies) that threaten our native forests and native birds. The garden at Kamahi is extensively planted with native and exotic species to attract New Zealand native nectar feeders (eg. Tui and Bellbirds). Native berried trees are also a food source for our native pigeon, the Kereru.