Wetlands have become increasingly valued over recent years, especially since:

  • they now only cover less than10% of former coverage across NZ
  • it is estimated that they cover about 5% of the former area in Tasman’s lowland areas & valley floors on private land.

This section describes what a wetlands is, the process of Council identifying a wetland and how you can respond to this. There is also useful information on wetland restoration and answers to many freqently asked questions.


The Importance of Wetlands

What is a Wetland

Freshwater Wetland Restoration

Rules Relating to Wetlands

Wetland FAQs