Many of our staff are post-graduate qualified, with specialist skills which make them a special group of individuals within New Zealand who could easily be working for a range of other employers. Uniquely, though, our specialists work closely with our field-focused staff who collect information and also undertake a diverse range of hands-on ecological restoration projects. This means that our field teams have access to up-to-date and leading edge technical knowledge and techniques, and our technical staff are well grounded in field realities.
Major professional Company achievements include:
- Staff are respected and called on by major agencies and businesses to provide ecological advice and services.
- At a hands-on field level, our staff have planned and/or implemented hundreds of restoration/revegetation projects, involving planting of many hundreds of thousands of indigenous plants, and associated weed control and pest control.
- We have produced more than 6,000 reports, ranging from small succinct outputs to major accounts of many hundreds of pages (with sophisticated GIS mapping).
- Senior staff have provided technical evidence for many hearings, including Environment Court, District Court, High Court, and Boards of Inquiry.
- We have assisted, and led significant components of RMA-related consenting, including major infrastructure such as the largest consented wind farm in New Zealand, prisons, dams, new motorways.
- Our staff have contributed to national-level policy, priority setting, and rankings for threatened ecosystems and species.
These types of projects, and our achievements, are what drive many of our staff.
Wildland Consultants has planned and implemented many indigenous revegetation projects, in a range of environments. Over the past 21 years the company has planned and undertaken several hundred separate planting projects, some of which involve multiple sites and a range of habitat types. These projects have involved the successful establishment of hundreds of thousands of indigenous plants, including at least 100 species, including trees, shrubs, grasses, sedges, and rushes suited to forest, shrubland, and wetland habitats. All of these projects involve ongoing monitoring and we continue to monitor plantings until they are well established and maintenance requirements cease or become minimal. Our company implements every stage of these projects, including preparation of restoration/revegetation plans, site preparation, pest control, weed control, planting, monitoring, and ongoing maintenance. Company clients include private landowners, regional councils, district councils, iwi, and corporates. The projects have been undertaken to achieve protection and enhancement of indigenous biodiversity, and protection of riparian margins.