Environmental Programmes or EP’s (formally known as BMP’s) are five year ecological restoration and management plans that are carried out by conservation care groups or by landowners. They are developed with and funded by Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Western Bay District Council and the Department of Conservation, and at the end of five years they can be renewed.

We obtained our first EP for Maketū Spit in 2014 (at the time it was a called a Biodiversity Management Plan or BMP) and it is now into its second 5 year term.

We also have EPs covering Newdick’s Beach, Dotterel Point Pukehina, and Waihī Wetland. In partnership with Maketu Taiapure Trust we hold a 5th EP for Te Huauri o Te Kawa (previously known as the Borrow Pits or By de Ley Wetland).

Please CLICK HERE to view our annual BMP/EP reports up to 2016.

See the links below for more about information about each of our EPs.