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These resources will help you work through the complexity of planning your restoration project.
Before starting a restoration project, you need to have a good idea of what you want to achieve. To help plan your project, we have developed Te Haumanu Taiao: Restoring the natural environment in Tāmaki Makaurau which covers:
- Mana whenua perspectives on restoration and how to engage and work with them
- Setting a vision, goals, and objectives
- Planning, species selection and plant numbers
- Paying for your restoration project
- A handy planning checklist
- Ecosystem-specific restoration guidelines
- Helpful glossaries and additional info
Start with these resources
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Restoration plan examples
The Nature Space website holds a number of restoration plans for your reference.
Habitat Protection Fund (HPF) restoration plan template
WWF's restoration plan template for HPF projects.
Restoration of aquatic ecosystems in New Zealand
A NIWA project that aims to increase our knowledge of aquatic ecosystems and their restoration, and apply this to degraded streams, rivers, lakes and estuaries.
A review of community environmental groups’ restoration objectives, activities and partnerships in New Zealand
Published research into restoration group activity across New Zealand in the New Zealand Journal of Ecology.
New Zealand Journal of Ecology
The New Zealand Journal of Ecology is a peer-reviewed journal publishing ecological research relevant to Aotearoa / New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Protecting and restoring our natural heritage
A practical and comprehensive guide to planning and managing restoration projects.
Restoration planning for coastal dune ecosystems
Considerations of dune restoration projects by the Coastal Restoration Trust of New Zealand.
Ecological restoration on mainland New Zealand
This DOC paper discusses how to move from successful restoration of islands to ecosystem restoration on mainland New Zealand.
What is ecological restoration
A useful Waikato Regional Council resource that defines ecological restoration.
Our wetland restoration plan
A restoration plan template for wetlands created by Waikato Regional Council.
Guidelines to the development and monitoring of ecological restoration programmes
DOC guidelines for maximising the effectiveness of restoration programmes.