Stream and River Life
This section explores the diverse range of aquatic plants, invertebrates, fish and birds our waterways support. It also provides details of activities to enhance waterways and habitats including vest practice waterway crossing design.
Find out what is being done to enhance the life in our waterways, and how you can help.
Read about our fascinating and varied freshwater fish fauna, including twenty species of native fish and the often-chased brown trout.
Tasman District Council carries outsurveys to monitor the number and types of freshwater fish.
Find out about plant life in our streams.
Read more about birds which nest in or near river beds in our district.
Forming a stream care group allows focus on identified environmental issues.
A diverse population of freshwater invertebrates live in streams in our region and are an important food source and indicator of river health.
How to build best practice river and waterway crossings.