The Vision: To remove all introduced predators from the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve and create a safe forest sanctuary for the restoration of New Zealand fauna and flora.


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Our intention is to restore the entire 500 hectare Dansey Road Scenic Reserve,  to how it would have existed in pre-human times. This will be done by the removal and control of all introduced mammal pests to the Reserve and bringing back the birdlife.

PHASE 1 commenced in mid 2013. This involved the preparation of 10 kilometers of trapping lines and the strategic placements of over 500 humane, instant-kill traps – targeted at possums, rats and stoats. Every one of these animals removed protects the habitats of our precious, native birds.

PHASE 2 in 2014 – 2015 involves a 200 hectare pest control area.

PHASE 3 from 2016 onwards – 500 hectare control of forest, walking trails, corporate sponsorship, bird relocations and many more exciting developments.

The 3 phase progress map of the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve

Our Progress


Scroll through our photo gallery to learn about some of the issues and see photos of the work being done to restore the forest.



Generous businesses and individuals sponsor a number of our traps. See how individual sponsors traps are performing.



Interested in being a sponsor – click here to find out how you can be involved.



There is always exciting and interesting happenings going on in the forest – keep up to date with our blog.