Field Ranger

Chelsea completed a degree in Ecology specialising in Biosecurity and Conservation in 2013; this was followed by a series of stints as a weed control ranger on Raoul Island and Little Barrier Island.

Her journey with ZIP began in June 2017 when she joined the ZIP field team in Haast, carrying out a trial to completely remove possums and rats from a 2,500 hectare area. This was an amazing experience and an opportunity to learn a lot about eradication tools and rat behaviour.

Chelsea is now based in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sounds at Bottle Rock peninsula as a field ranger, trialing a range of ZIP eradication prototypes and strategies. There is always something new going on in ZIP, and Chelsea is really enjoying being part of such a fast paced and innovative team. Chelsea's next aspiration with ZIP is to become a predator dog handler and she can't wait to get started.

In her downtime, Chelsea loves dancing, cooking and playing board games.