The Forest Bridge Trust

New Zealand’s native plant and animal species are under serious threats from introduced predators and habitat destruction.

The vision of The Forest Bridge Trust is to create a connected landscape of healthy forest and flourishing indigenous wildlife from the Kaipara Harbour in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east.

We plan to achieve that vision by connecting bush remnants, fencing, planting and doing weed and pest control throughout the area.

The Forest Bridge Trust is a registered charitable trust.  We work with land owners in the target area and provide materials and manpower so that they can fence off native bush remnants, control plant and animal pests and, plant native trees to link up bush remnants. We also work with school and community groups and involve them in our efforts to create the forest bridge.



This map indicates The Forest Bridge Trust’s target area of interest from the West to the East across northern Rodney. 

Potential projects are assessed individually against criteria like ecological value, potential connectivity, likely community effort and sustainability of the project, which enable us to make strategic decisions about where to put our effort and resources.


Join us to create a lasting legacy of a pest free forest bridge from the Kaipara Coast to the Pacific Ocean where native plants, birds and animals can thrive and be enjoyed by everyone.