David Pedley

Mt Grand Station : Interweaving Farming, Environment & Society

Mt Grand Station is a high country merino sheep station owned by Lincoln University. Like many high country farms, Mt Grand Station is facing a range of challenges that threaten its future viability, including extreme climate, volatile markets and increasing environmental pressure. In the face of these challenges, the status quo is not a viable long term option. Alternatives for future productive landscapes must be considered and embraced. The vision for this project is that Mt Grand Station will be a resilient productive landscape that interweaves farming, environment and society to provide a diversity of ecosystem services. Opportunities for education, collaboration, and recreation will connect people to the land and position Mt Grand Station as an experimental catalyst for high country innovation.