Help Us Protect And Restore New Zealand Native Forests

Over 8,000 hectares of native forest and wetlands saved 

Over 30 nature reserves established  

Thousands of trees planted every year

The Native Forest Restoration Trust

We are a community based organisation of several thousand supporters and volunteers that stand together to buy land and restore native forest and wetland in New Zealand.

The Facts

When settlers first arrived in New Zealand around 800 years ago, about 5% of the country was grassland – the rest was forest (85%), wetland or mountains. Today only 25% of New Zealand’s native forest remains and we have already lost many of our native birds and other wildlife.

Featured Reserves

The Trust owns and manages over 8,000 hectares of New Zealand’s finest wild places – protected for all
New Zealanders for ever. 

Wekaweka Reserve

The property is situated on the northern fringe of the Waipoua Forest, along the northern flank of Parataiko Range, and extends down to Waimamaku River in the
Wekaweka Valley below.

Ross Bishop Memorial

Mapiu, 30km south of Te Kuiti on the western side of SH4. The reserve is 300m south of Omaru Road, close to Omaru Scenic Reserve
and waterfall.

Ed Hillary Hope Reserve

The reserve adjoins the Four Brothers Scenic Reserve (and the Karamu Walkway), midway between Hamilton and Raglan on SH23. The entrance is on Old Mountain Road,

Ways You Can Help Protect & Restore New Zealand Native Forest

There are many ways to get involved and with your help we can save more of New Zealand’s wild places.

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About Us

NZ Native Forests Restoration Trust trading as the Native Forest Restoration Trust is a registered charitable organization under the Charities Act 2005. Our Charities Commission registration number CC30320

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