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