Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has delivered a web-based mapping and monitoring tool which will provide a complete and consistent picture of where wilding conifer spread is present in New Zealand

Wilding conifers are invasive trees that choke the countryside and threaten our native wildlife. They cover more than 2 million hectares of land, and are spreading at an estimated rate of five percent per year.

National Wilding Conifer Control Programme

The National Wilding Conifer Control Programme supports the National Wilding Conifer Management Strategy. The programme is a long-term partnership between LINZ, Ministry for Primary Industries, Department of Conservation, New Zealand Defence Force, regional and district councils, forestry, farming and community groups.

Visit the Wilding Conifer page on MPI’s website for more information on the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme.

Wilding Conifer Information System

LINZ has developed the Wilding Conifer Information System to support the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme.

The Wilding Conifer Information System (WCIS) is used to:

  • Map the extent and nature of wilding conifer infestations
  • Record the control activities carried out
  • Analyse and report on the success of the programme by measuring the change over time of infestations

The system is used by stakeholders of the Wilding Conifers Programme who are involved in control efforts around the country.

Spatial Viewer - Infestations

You will need a login to access the full system but anyone can use the spatial viewer below to see the infestations that have been recorded in the system.

Last Updated: 26 September 2017