Fiordland conservation groups
IntroductionGet involved with conservation groups working with DOC in Fiordland.
Listed below are some volunteer based groups that you can get involved with. You'll learn new skills, meet like-minded people, contribute to conservation, and increase your connection to your local community and natural spaces.
For more conservation volunteer opportunities in Fiordland volunteer for a DOC project.
Aim: To control weeds on Manapōuri's lakeshore and replant with natives. Volunteers are needed for working bees for both light and heavy gardening.
Contact: Irene Barnes +64 3 249 6609 or Catherine Brimecome +64 3 249 6933
Pomona Island Charitable Trust
Aim: To restore the biodiversity on Pomona Island – the largest island in Lake Manapōuri. The biodiversity on the island has suffered from the introduction of mammals such as stoats, possums, deer, rats and mice.
The Trust is a community-led charitable trust that has a strong reliance on volunteers to restore Pomona and Rona Islands.
Pomona Island Charitable Trust website
The Valleys Project
Aim: To adjust the balance in favour of our birdlife by trapping predators in areas currently without any control measures.
Targeting Fiordland in particular, this project offers corporates or like-minded individuals the opportunity to contribute to conservation work in spectacular surroundings.