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Committee Member

The Central Otago branch of Forest and Bird is active in numerous projects related to the conservation of native flora and fauna, and the preservation of valuable natural landscape features.

The branch is represented in several groups with related interests in conservation and public access to the high country, to the Clutha River and to reserves containing flora and fauna of special interest.

They have a busy programme coming up over the next year. Planned adventures include:

  • Expansion of trapping at Makarora
  • Shifting a cat trapping network to Makarora
  • Starting up a field excursion programme after a bit of a hiatus
  • A major tree planting project dedicated to making our Branch carbon neutral within a few years;
  • A Science in Action project looking at trap effectiveness in conjunction with MAC and Makarora School;
  • Upgrading our virtual presence via the web site, the Newsletter, and management of our CO2 data

The current Committee is a bit thin on the ground in expertise and time to cover all these activities. They are therefore looking for anyone with time and a willingness to fight for nature to help in these fields:

  • Carbon sequestration and the Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Web design and electronic publishing
  • Wide knowledge of Central Otago geography and natural history

They hope volunteers will enjoy being part of Forest and Bird, meeting other like-minded volunteers and contributing the the improvement of their local environment.


Anyone interested need not become a full-time Committee member and a lot of our business is done by email, but what they really need is enthusiasm and spare time.

Time commitment


Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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