Pukaha Restoration Project

The Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre forest restoration project began in April 2001 with the aim of restoring the area of remnant indigenous forest. This project was undertaken in partnership with Pukaha, the Department of Conservation and Rangitane o Wairarapa.  

The key objective was to reduce animal pests and predators to levels where species reintroductions could occur, allowing them to become established and thrive within the Pukaha forest.

In 2015, the Pukaha Board requested a review of the Restoration Project to record the successes to date and recommendations for the future restoration work at Pukaha Mount Bruce.

The review document, written by Dr Helen Blackie of Boffa Miskell, can be read here.

For a hard copy of the report, please email our Conservation Manager, Todd Jenkinson todd@pukaha.org.nz