Nathan Burkepile

Catchment Community Group Facilitator


I am the Hawke's Bay Regional Coordinator for New Zealand Landcare Trust and have been working throughout the Hawke’s Bay Region assisting new catchment groups establish and providing technical expertise around wetlands and riparian restoration.


I have a B.Sc. in Wildlife Management with a Habitat Option and a M.Sc. in Wildlife and Range Sciences.  My masters research was on the impacts of agricultural chemicals on wildlife.  I have 15 years experience restoring wetlands and streams.  I have worked with different catchment groups and community groups to improve biodiversity, water quality and flood protection.


Throughout my career, I have been working with landowners to improve biodiversity, water quality and flood control.  I have a strong interest in wetland and stream restoration.  The first community group that I was involved in was a sage grouse conservation group that was made up of ranchers, biologist, and land management agencies to protect sage grouse habitat and maintain productive grazing on public land.  Since then, I have worked with various groups around species recovery, water quality, and flood control.

Regions: Hawkes Bay

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