Forest & Bird is taking an active part in the debate about Canterbury’s water resources, particularly over increasing demand and pollution caused by the regions’ expanding dairy industry.

The three branches in the region are part of a partnership called BRaid – Braided Rivers Aid – which seeks protection of braided river ecosystems across the region.

Members work on a range of projects from blue duck monitoring to nesting box programmes for the long-tailed bat.

As well as campaigning against vehicles damage to riverbeds, our branches in this region work on a range of restoration projects. One such project - the nationwide rata planting project titled project crimson - is now underway in Ashbuton.