About Us

Nelson-Tasman Forest & Bird covers the areas between Pelorus Bridge in Marlborough and Takaka Hill in Tasman.

We currently have 475 members, people of all ages and backgrounds drawn together by their love of the environment.

We hold monthly branch meetings with guest speakers, to which anyone is welcome. Unless otherwise stated in our programme, meetings are held at Tahunanui School Hall, Muritai Street, Tahunanui, commencing at 7:30pm.

To find out more please contact Gillian Pollock on:

(03) 540 2748

Paremata Flats Reserve planting days

Come and join the planting days at Paremata Flats Reserve on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of May.  Planting will take place from 8am to 4pm on both days so if you could contribute a few hours between those times we would be very happy to see you.  For more information on the project and how to get there click here

Get Involved

Our exciting programme of talks, activities and trips caters for all ages and abilities.

Talk topics are as varied as eels, fungi, photography, kakapo, rocks and fossils, tenure review, and wild rivers.

Trips include beach and forest walks, tree planting, bird watching, and fossil finding.

Guests are always welcome! Come join us!

Nelson Tasman Weedbusters

After a break at the end of last year, we are ready to tackle weeds across the region again. We find it is one of the most rewarding activities we will ever have the chance to undertake: releasing giant trees from their crippling mantle of old man's beard or banana passionfruit vine. The sites we visit are very special, and when we return we are often amazed at the contribution our humble working hands can make. If you want to join us, we tend to go out on a Sunday (once every one or two months), and you are welcome to come as many times or for as long as you like. Just email to join our mailing list. All tools and equipment are provided.  If you want to know more, phone 5452431 and ask for Michael or Debs. 

Local Projects

Projects our Branch is involved with include:
Bat survey — for long and short-tailed native bats.
Paremata Reserve — pest control and replanting of this remnant coastal forest.  Contact Ian (03) 545 9018.
Raumanuka Reserve Motueka — weed control, replanting to restore health of this coastal reserve.   Contact Beth (03) 5285212

Tapu Bay Restoration Project - sand dune restoration in the Motueka area.  Contact Paul (03) 528 9599.