Wildland Consultants is a progressive ecological consultancy committed to providing high quality ecological information, advice and technical services to a wide range of clients. The company has a very strong focus on the planning and implementation of ecological restoration. Company staff are based in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and work nationwide.
- Assessments of ecological effects
- Ecological restoration
- Biodiversity surveys and related planning
- Vegetation surveys and assessment
- Fauna surveys
- Threatened species surveys, monitoring, and recovery planning
- Revegetation design, implementation and monitoring
- Pest plant (weed) survey, monitoring and management
- Pest animal (predators and browsers) management
- Ecological surveys and assessment of proposed land uses
- Management of natural areas
- Ecological assessments and planning
- Ecological research
- Application of the Resource Management Act 1991 (natural heritage survey and assessment of relative significance)
- Preparation and presentation of expert evidence for hearings and appeals
- Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and related analysis.
- Restoration and rehabilitation implementation
Clients include government departments, regional councils, district councils, iwi groups, large corporations, other consultancy firms, private landowners and businesses.
Wildlands has many strong releationships with iwi across Aotearoa/New Zealand, and we recognise and respect tikanga Maori and core values for Maori:
- Kaitiakitanga - guardianship or looking after our natural resources/toanga.
- Whakapapa - respect the geneology of the rangatahi and history of the tipuna and the waahi (land and people are one).
- Wairua - spiritual well-being.
- Manakitanga - helping each other through information sharing.
- Kotahitanga - working as one with the land and the people.
- Rangatiratanga - self-governance, leadership support.
- Mohiotanga - sharing of information and building on their knowledge base.
We expect our staff to:
- Understand Maori views towards biodiversity.
- Be aware of Maori biodiversity principles and goals that may be important to Maori organisations.
- Use Maori phrases and names within company outputs.
- Follow Maori meeting protocols.
Quite a number of our staff, in various offices, have actively undertaken learning of Maori language/Te Reo.