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Do you want to learn more about ecological restoration projects in Southland? Would you like to volunteer assistance on a Southland project? Use the map to the right to find a project, or check out the larger map in the Project Directory.

Project Directory

Southland Ecological Restoration Network (SERN) is a network of Southland people “bringing back the natives”. The aim is to promote the restoration of native ecological sites in Southland.

This website features a number of local restoration projects, with contact information and photos for each project. There is also at least one field day a year to bring people involved in restoration together, to encourage and share knowledge and also celebrate all the good work going on around Southland.

SERN openly invites volunteers to approach restoration project contacts if they wish to lend a hand.

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Help NIWA fill in the gaps

NIWA need you help. They are carrying out an investigation into the riparian planting to find out to provide better guidance to the people and groups undertaking stream… Read more

Upcoming Events

SERN Spring Field Trip 2017 - Eastern Southland

4 November 2017

SERN (Southland Ecological Restoration network) Spring Field Day - a chance for people involved/interested in native habitat restoration to find … Read more