Citizen science broadly describes scientific investigations in which volunteers collect data relating to biodiversity and the environment to enhance our knowledge of the natural world. Learn more about citizen science in An Inventory of Citizen Science Programmes, Projects, Resources and Learning Opportunities in New Zealand.
The Kaimai Mamaku Catchments Project works in partnership with the community and resource management agencies in the Tauranga Harbour (Bay of Plenty) and Waihou River (Waikato) catchments along the Kaimai-Mamaku Ranges. The catchment covers 250,000 ha and includes all stream catchments that flow from the Kaimai Range and northern Mamaku Plateau into the Tauranga Harbour and Waihou River, along with the northern catchments of the Otanewainuku-Otawa Range.
NZ Landcare Trust will encourage practical 'action on the ground', where landowners are involved in the protection of existing indigenous vegetation, soil conservation and riparian planting.
Check out the Hub’s Pond bucket on citizen science: www.pond.co.nz/detail/2556231/citizen-science.