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This page provides up-to-date notices about ecological restoration in New Zealand.

Findings from the Wakatipu Beech Seeding Project

Restoration of native forests in New Zealand has previously been undertaken by planting young trees raised in nurseries and tending to those trees for several years to protect them from environmental risk factors. More recently, there have been studies into restoration methodologies using seed rather than seedlings. One such project was the 3-year Wakatipu Beech Seeding Project (WBSP), which trialed different methods of collecting, processing, treating and broadcasting seeds into areas of controlled (sprayed) wilding conifer forest around the Wakatipu with the aim of facilitating the...
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Garden bird survey 2020

Here's a fantastic reason to be in our gardens, local parks or school grounds and enjoy the peace with our birds. Get the family involved (or not!) and take part in this year's NZ Garden Bird Survey. Just select a survey location, and on one day...

National volunteer week 2020

National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy. National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi...

Biosecurity Bonanza Agenda 2020 - online

This year's Biosecurity Bonanza hosted by Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research will be presented as a series of bite-sized webinars using GoToWebinar. The agenda for the virtual Biosecurity Bonanza is now finalised. There are 11 bite-sized webinar...

Lottery Environment and Heritage Grants: opens 10 June 2020

This fund provides grants for plans, reports and one-off projects that will protect, conserve and promote New Zealand’s natural, cultural and physical heritage. Natural heritage projects promote, protect and/or keep our native plants (flora) and...

Predator free NZ webinars

Predator free NZ has been doing webinars on different topics including:' Predator Free Wellington — Creating an urban environment for nature'', So you want to be a bat-spotter?' and more... They have recorded them and they can be seen on their...

Farewell to the birds, 14 March 2020, Foxton Beach

Where: Manawatū Estuary Bird Reserve Viewing Platform, Dawick Street, Foxton Beach When: 1:30 pm Saturday 14 March 2020. Join the Manawatū Estuary Trust , Dr Phil Battley, Massey University ecologist and coordinator for the international study of...

Wellington restoration day 2020: Save the Date

The date, location and theme of this year's Restoration Day has been confirmed. Saturday 6th June, 2020 Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Karori, Wellington Theme: Birds, Bugs & Lizards Full details of the programme and how to register will...

DOC Community Fund and Community Conservation Hubs funding are Open for Applications February 24

The DOC Community Fund is directed towards practical projects aimed at conserving New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity. Projects are focused on: protecting and restoring our natural habitats halting the decline of and restoring healthy, sustainable...

Nelson City Council Environmental Grants Scheme

If you are a group or individual working to improve the health of Nelson’s environment, you may be eligible for an Environmental Grant. The final funding round for 2019/20 closes on 30 March. Check out the website for more details.

Native Seed Collection and Propagation

Nelson City Council is running a native seed collection and propagation workshop on Saturday the 29th of Feb 10am to 12 pm at Glenduan Reserve, Hira and would love for you to come along – meeting in the Glenduan Reserve Car park. The workshop will...

Urban Restoration Workshop - Nelson

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council are co-hosting an Urban Restoration workshop with researchers from the People, City and Nature programme. Researchers from People, Cities & Nature will present the latest science on urban ecology...

Presentation - Kāpiti Coast Biodiversity Project

Jean S Fleming ONZM CRSNZ Professor Emeritus of Science Communication, talks on "The Kāpiti Coast Biodiversity Project" - restoring habitats and bringing people together in nature. Three environmental groups came together under the leadership of the...