Go Wild Native Restoration Manual

CoverThis page provides information about the Go Wild Restoration Manual, and describes how to order a copy.

Ordering Information

You can purchase a copy of Go Wild:

  • At a Tasman District Council office, or
  • By a one-off internet banking payment:
    • Deposit $29.99 for each copy in ASB Bank, Tasman District Council, 12-3193-0002048-03
    • Please put "Go Wild" in the reference field
    • Once you have made an online payment, email us with your name, postal address and the details of your payment.

A New Style of Manual

Go Wild is a new style of native forest restoration manual, combining the “how to” with the stories of people who have done it, inspire it and live it.

The Go Wild manual guides you through the restoration process, from choosing a site and plants, to establishing 'pioneers', feeding native birds, protecting your regenerating bush from stock and predators, 'making weeds work for you', establishing wildlife corridors, restoring dunes and wetlands, trapping pests.

It details covenanting, funding agencies and sources of advice. Restoration offers many challenges and this publication is invaluable to those contemplating a project.

Infused with sound advice from the Nelson region – native plant nurseryman, lifestyle block owners, botanists, volunteer pest trappers, wetland restorers, schoolchildren – are establishing a template that has application nationwide.

The heart and art of the restoration work is beautifully captured by photographer Oliver Weber, his images generously illustrate the publication.

Going Wild never looked so tempting…

Available for $29.99 from selected bookshops, Tasman District Council offices and libraries.

This is a state-of-the-art contribution to an historic phase of New Zealand – the phase in which we start to put it back.
– Philip Simpson, Botanist