Coastal Restoration Trust of New Zealand

Coastal Dune Ecosystem Reference Database

2017/22 Duneland health monitoring Technical Report

Greater Wellington
Publisher / Organisation
Greater Wellington
The extent of dunelands under natural landcovers has undergone major declines across the country and in the Wellington Region. The remaining natural areas are under pressure by pest plants and animals, and human activities. This report summarises the results of Greater Wellington¼s (GW) programme monitoring the health of these natural dunelands in the Wellington region. The programme surveys the management effectiveness, pressures and state of a representative sample of dunelands over a 5 year cycle. The 20 sites surveyed include twelve sites managed in the GW Key Native Ecosystem (KNE) programme one of which includes a regional park, two sites on Public Conservation Lands managed by the Department of Conservation, one site managed by Wellington City Council and five sites without targeted management programmes.