There are lots of things you can do on your own property to help our region’s biodiversity. Restoration planting and controlling pest plants and animals is a great way to start!

We have a range of resources that can help you to get your project going.

Your planting and conservation projects

The information below can help you with planning your restoration planting, either in small areas or for large bush blocks.

Use this comprehensive guide to find out how everything from planning, to fencing and pest control, to what to plant, and caring for plants: 

If you are lucky enough to have a block of native bush on your property then use this guide to find out how to protect and strengthen it: 

This guide provides practical advice on selecting plants which are ecologically appropriate for your area.  

Protecting unique areas

Covenants: We work in partnership with QEII National Trust to offer legal protection of special ecosystems and habitats by way of covenants. This means that landowners and subsequent landowners need to protect and manage the area, ensuring its protection. For more information on covenants and funding available visit QEII National Trust

Key Native Ecosystems: We have identified areas with high biodiversity values in different ecosystem types (forest, wetland, freshwater, estuarine and coastal) using current scientific knowledge and spatial data. KNE sites can be on private land. For more information visit our Key Native Ecosystems page.

Funding and support

Greater Wellington Regional Council provides biodiversity management information and education resources for landowners and the community.

There are also a range of opportunities for funding and support for specific projects.

Updated June 14, 2022 at 3:27 PM

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