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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. Once this is established you can then investigate how you might reach your objectives.
Planning ensures that your group has:
- an agreed vision and objectives
- documented management actions
- the necessary resources (e.g. equipment, funds, volunteer power)
- checked for wāhi tapu (sacred places) and other cultural heritage sites
- the best chance of success.
Start with these resources
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Restoration plan template
Nature Space provides a simple restoration plan template to get you started.
Habitat Protection Fund (HPF) restoration plan template
WWF's restoration plan template for HPF projects.
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.
Restoration planning for coastal dune ecosystems
Considerations of dune restoration projects by the Coastal Restoration Trust of New Zealand.
Restoration plan examples
The Nature Space website holds a number of restoration plans for your reference.
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.
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.
Guidelines to the development and monitoring of ecological restoration programmes
DOC guidelines for maximising the effectiveness of restoration programmes.