This is a selection of Natural Solutions projects

Ministry for Primary Industries (2018-2022)

Adaptive Management of Coastal Forestry Buffers (SFF Project 405683).  Assessing methods to transition exotic plantation buffers on dunelands to sustainable indigenous vegetation. See Tanes Tree Trust guidelines

Department of Conservation (2022)

Lake Whangape, trial for aerial survey of koi carp

Waikato Regional Council (2019 - 2022)

Caspian tern nesting colony and chenier island management

Waikato Regional Council (2021 - 2022)

Working with private landowners and community groups to protect high value biodiversity sites

Northland Regional Council (2021 - 2022)

Aerial mapping of royal fern and spartina, weeds in wetlands

Department of Conservation (2021)

Bay of Plenty, aerial thermal detection of bittern nests

Waikato Regional Council (2021)

Whenuakite wilding pine drone survey & management plan

Dune pine forest

Department of Conservation (2016 - 2021)

Whangamarino aerial imagery for vegetation monitoring and wetland restoration

Forest Stewardship Council (2014 – current)

NZ FSC Standards Review - Environment Chamber representative of the NZ Standard Development Group.

Waikato Regional Council (2018 - 2021)

Waikato region coastal surveys for early detection of tidal-spread weeds

Department of Conservation (2021)

Opoutere dune reserve pine management plan

AsureQuality/MPI (2015 – 2021)

Aerial and ground surveys for the aquatic weed salvinia in Te Henga wetland.

Tauranga City Council (2004 – 2021)

AEE and consent application for saltwater paspalum control at Matua Estuary, and resulting weed control work.

Catchment condition survey

Ministry for Primary Industries (2019-2020) 

Member of the Te Uru Rākau working group reviewing the National Environment Standard for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF).

Private Landowners (2000 – current)

Ecological assessments and restoration management planning for subdivision development proposals under the Thames-Coromandel and Western Bay of Plenty District Plans.

Waikato Regional Council (2005 – 2019)

Weed management in dune environments.

Living Water partnership DOC/Fonterra (2017 / 2018)

Catchment condition field surveys - using field GIS methods for Pukorokoro-Miranda and Okarika catchments.

Waipa District Council (2017)

Lake Ngaroto shoreline vegetation classification and weed detection.

Department of Conservation (2016)

Otakairangi wetland aerial mapping and vegetation classification.

Aerial grid mapping model

Tauranga City Council (2014 – 2016)

Ecological monitoring of pest animal and plant work within Significant Ecological Areas.

Queen Elizabeth II National Trust (2003 – 2015)

Coromandel and then Western Bay of Plenty representative for the establishment and monitoring of open space covenants on private land.

Waikato Regional Council (2000 – 2014)

AEE, control and monitoring of saltwater paspalum within the Waahi Tapu arm of  Wharekawa Harbour.

Waikato Regional Prioritisation for Saltwater Paspalum control.

Survey and mapping of estuarine vegetation communities in harbours throughout the Waikato.

Waikato Regional Council (2010/2012)

Harbour benthic habitat mapping surveys and reporting.

Wetland restoration

Waikato Regional Council (2011)

Tairua catchment condition survey assessment.

Biodiversity Restoration Corridors: Thames-Coromandel District.

Department of Conservation (2000 – 2011)

Population monitoring for kiwi listen surveys on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Waikato Regional Council/Hauraki Gulf Forum (2009-2011)

Restoration management assessment and planning for upper Firth of Thames.

Thames-Coromandel District Council (2010)

Ecological assessment of the Natural Character of the Coromandel Peninsula to inform the District Plan review.

Are covenants working?  Biodiversity Protection through the Thames-Coromandel District Council District Plan.

Waikato Regional Council (2009)

Assessing sites of Significant Natural Areas (SNA) within the Thames-Coromandel District.

Catchment prioritisation analysis

Waikato Regional Council (2012)

Assessment of Coastal Significant Natural Areas of Thames-Coromandel District to complement the 2009 SNA assessment.

Auckland City Council (2009)

Report on the implementation of a change in policy for rates remission on covenanted land with management plans.

Ministry for the Environment (2008)

Peer review of the Indigenous Biodiversity Guidance Note for the Quality Planning website.

Thames-Coromandel District Council (2008)

A guide for staff assessment of natural feature certification under the Conservation Lot Rule of the District Plan.

Department of Conservation (2007)

Brown teal (pateke) habitat enhancement plan at Port Charles.

Brown teal (pateke) - photo credit: DOC

Waikato Regional Council (2006)

Ecological/planning implications for coastal wetlands with projected sea level rise – pilot study in Coromandel Harbour.

Department of Conservation (2001 – 2007)

Survey, control and eradication of environmental weeds on mainland and island sites.

Royal Forest & Bird Society (2006)

AEE and floodplain restoration management plan for the lower Kauaeranga River in Thames.

Estuarine vegetation field survey