Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1969) 16: 86- 86

Report of the Conservation Subcommitiee of the Ecological Society for the 11 months ended 31 may, 1969

Conservation Subcommittee
New Zealand Ecological Society Conservation Subcommittee  

[First paragraph...]
Road alignment at Arthurs Pass

On learning that the Ministry of Works were considering re-aligning the road over Arthurs Pass, the Society wrote to the District Commissioner of Works at Christchurch, pointing out the importance and location of permanent transects laid down by Dr. L. Cockayne and Mr. J. A. Calder in the 1930s. The Commissioner's reply was that he would be "largely guided" by the opinions of the Arthurs Pass National Park Board, which is fully aware of the significance of the transects.