Our Branch encompasses a very diverse area from an environmental, ecological, geological and geographical perspective, extending from Dannevirke to Fielding, Palmerston North and beyond.
Bordered on two sides by the Ruahine and Tararua Ranges, our region contains the headwaters of the Manawatu river, as well as much of the river course and flood plain, and includes the unique Manawatu Gorge.
The Branch has roughly 500 members working together to help enhance or restore the environment.
Manawatu branch holds public talks on conservation and natural heritage on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (February to December), in the Palmerston North City Library (Sound and Vision Zone), entry on George Street, at 7:30 pm.
Tuesday 13 September 2016
Exploring Coastal Fiordland from Preservation Inlet to Doubtful Sound, presented by Vince Neall, Emeritus Professor in Earth Science
Please see "What's Hot" for details.
Forest & Bird Manawatu is an active branch, with members involved in a range of projects and associated working parties.
Please see the Events link under "What's Hot" for information on current events.
Manawatu branch in the news
Looming white-out for fish (August 2016)
Plenty poses forest pest plague (April 2016)
Getting on board with Forest & Bird (date unknown)