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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.

Latest News

SERN Spring Field Trip - Central Southland Meander

Following on from last years wonderful Fiordland Focus weekend, this year’s SERN field day will be a bus trip to Central Southland to visit two riparian restoration projects … Read more

Upcoming Events

Friends of Kew Bush - Sycamore Control

7 October 2023

Seeking brave souls to tackle mature Sycamore trees! Starting at 9.00am at Kew Bush Picnic Ground. Plan is to drill these trees so it… Read more