Image: Graham Booth's wetland. Courtesy of Andrew Booth/Forest & Bird.
The Council works to protect and restore biodiversity through its own projects on public land, supporting private landowners, and assisting community environmental groups.
We work closely with government agencies including the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC), and not-for-profit groups like QE II National Trust, on a wide range of projects across the district.
We were a partner in establishing Nature Space, a joint initiative supported by the Department of Conservation, Queen Elizabeth II National Trust, and local government agencies of the lower North Island. Nature Space is a platform for groups engaged in environmental restoration to share, network and upskill.
Kāpiti has a diverse range of natural ecosystems: forests, coastal dunelands, wetlands, rivers, forests, foothills and mountains.Image: Epiphytic astelia in a Black beech tree on...
The majority of ecologically significant sites in Kāpiti are privately owned. The Council offers assistance to landowners to protect and enhance... Image: Graham Booth's backyard...
Council offers support to landowners and community groups in the form of financial assistance, practical field assistance and advice from specialists... Image: An important plant...
The following online resources are available to help with environmental restoration projects. The Kāpiti District Endemic Floral Species List... The following online resources are...
- Greater Wellington Regional Council website - Biodiversitylaunch
- Landcare Research websitelaunch
- Nature Space - ecological restoration in Aotearoa websitelaunch
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network websitelaunch
- Project Crimson websitelaunch
- Queen Elizabeth II National Trust websitelaunch
- Weedbusters New Zealand websitelaunch