About Us

Approximately 200 members work on wetland, coastal and forest projects in the region.


The Eastern Bay of Plenty Branch includes Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki Districts. It has a long coastline but also important inland areas such as Te Urewera and Whirinaki. The climate, beaches and natural environment attract tourists and holiday makers and are important to locals for recreation. This can result in conflict with nature, especially on beaches where the threatened NZ dotterel and other shorebirds live.

Whakatane and Kawerau have some very special landscape features – Kohi Point, Mt Putauaki (Edgecumbe) and views of Mt Tarawera.



Contact us: Mark Fort (Branch Chair) 07 322 8245