Wildlands

Significant Natural Area (SNA) and Protected Natural Area (PNAP) surveys

Wildland Consultants Ltd has undertaken many large scale survey and assessment projects, covering entire ecological districts, local authority districts, and regions.  Protected Natural Area Programme (PNAP) survey projects have been undertaken in the following North Island ecological districts: Te Paki, Rodney (part), Manaia, Waipu, Tangihua, Otamatea, Taneatua, Otanewainuku, Rotorua Lakes, Te Teko, Taumarunui, Wairarapa Plains, Eastern Wairarapa, Waipu, Tauranga, and Otamatea.

Significant Natural Area (SNA) projects include major inventories for South Waikato, Matamata-Piako, Waitomo, Waipu, Taupo, Rotorua, Opotiki, Kawerau, Whakatane, Waikato, Franklin, Otorohanga, Tauranga, Kapiti, Dunedin City, Banks Peninsula, Waitaki, and the Otatara Sub-Area of Invercargill City.

Wildland Consultants staff routinely use desktop tools such as aerial photographs, Google Earth images, topographic maps, databases of freshwater fish and lizard distributions, and the atlas of New Zealand bird distributions, prior to undertaking field surveys.  Satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and the Land Cover Database also provide good sources of information for a wider overview.

Staff work nationwide and have a comprehensive knowledge of New Zealand vegetation and habitats, and threatened species in these habitats.  Company staff have in-depth knowledge of plant and fauna identification and have discovered many new populations of threatened and uncommon plant species during field work.