Field Ranger

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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.

In 2019 Chelsea became a predator dog handler when rat detection dog Baxter joined the ZIP field team.

There is always something new going on in ZIP, and Chelsea is really enjoying being part of the fast paced and innovative ZIP team, trialing a range of eradication prototypes and strategies. 

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