Updated 13 June 2019 9:53am
Greater Wellington monitors terrestrial ecosystem health in high value biodiversity sites in the region, such as those in Greater Wellington's parks and forests. We measure bird distribution and abundance, forest regeneration and tree health, as well as pest abundance and impacts.
We investigate bird nesting success and effectiveness of pest plant controls and are involved in surveys of a range of ecosystems and species, including lizards, snails and invertebrates. One major collaborative project is Project Kaka, where we are working with the Department of Conservation to measure the ecological outcomes of wide-scale possum control.
We are part of the Regional Council biodiversity indicators program that is being developed for use nation-wide. These indicators are to be used to quantify regional changes in indigenous ecosystem quantity and quality over time. Our team also run a permit system for the collection of plant material in the regional parks and forests and carry out impact assessments for activities in those areas.
Check out our environmental reports for more information.
Key Native Ecosystem Programme - Small Mammal Monitoring Report, February 2019
Zealandia Halo Site: Rodent Monitoring Report, February 2019
Forest ecosystems of the Wellington Region
Bell and Herbert 2018 - Baring Head report
Bell 2018. Fensham-Cobden Road lizard survey
Bell 2018. Lowes Bush lizard survey
Miramar Peninsula bird monitoring report
2017-2018 Flood protection river bird surveys summary report
Kapiti wetland fish surveying 2017 report
Key Native Ecosystem Programme - Small Mammal Monitoring Report, November 2018
Wetland Health SoE Monitoring Programme Annual Data Report 2017/18
Wellington City forests: Rodent monitoring report - November 2018
Key Native Ecosystem Programme - Wainuiomata/Orongorongo Possum monitoring report, November 2018
Terrestrial Ecology SoE Monitoring Programme Annual Data Report 2017/18
Key Native Ecosystem Programme - Small Mammal Monitoring Report, August 2018
Annual wetland SOE monitoring report 2016-2017
State and trends in the diversity, abundance and distribution of birds in Upper Hutt City - May 2018
State and trends in the diversity, abundance and distribution of birds in Wellington City - June 2018
Spotless Crake Survey Pauatahanui Inlet Reserves Baseline Data - 2016
Australasian Bittern (Matuku) and Spotless Crake (Puweto) Survey Eastern and Southern Wetlands Wairarapa Moana - Spring 2017
Wairarapa Rodent Survey - Summer 2017
Wainuiomata/Orongorongo Possum Monitoring Report - November 2016
Identification and prioritisation of high value terrestrial biodiversity sites for selection within the Key Native Ecosystems Programme in the Wellington region
Possum monitoring report – March 2016
A review of coastal and freshwater habitats of significance for indigenous birds in the Wellington region
Coastal and freshwater sites of significance for indigenous birds in the Wellington region
Baseline monitoring of the birds of the Ōtaki, Waikananae and Hutt Rivers, 2012-2015