Whakatipu Wilding Control Group (WCG) work collaboratively to protect our outstanding natural landscapes and unique alpine biodiversity from wilding pine threats, by reducing spread and removing seed sources.
If you or a group of people are interested in helping with this conservation work using hand tools or by pulling pest seedlings, then get in touch. We organise regular volunteer events and are happy to help get you involved and have the hand tools necessary to get you chopping!
We encourage you to view these short WCG videos which explain our ‘why’ and ‘how’…
ADOPT A PLOT
Join Queenstown businesses, community groups, schools, and family groups to protect your patch. Each group is responsible for hand clearing their plot of seedlings and then maintaining the area to prevent regrowth. WCG helps to select a suitable plot and then provides ongoing support including training, advice and the loan of hand tools and equipment…
Our knowledge base includes the latest science and research on a variety of subjects, from invasive species to fire risk and landscape changes.