Protect, Enhance, Connect.
For All of Us
The vision of The Forest Bridge Trust is to create a connected landscape of healthy forest and flourishing indigenous wildlife from the Kaipara Harbour in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east.
The seed of The Forest Bridge Trust was planted when founders Kevin and Gill Adshead— who reintroduced kiwi to their family farm at Glorit in 2013— discovered that for the new residents to spread their flightless wings and thrive, they would need 10,000 hectares of pest controlled habitat.
This would be a challenge in itself, but they had an even bigger dream was that one day, these west coast kiwi could safely roam and eventually meet up with their cousins over in Tāwharanui Regional Park. It was clear, to make the dream a reality, a specialised team was needed to work with landowners and the wider community to connect the landscape and improve the habitat from coast to coast. And so, the Forest Bridge Trust, or TFBT for short,was established in 2014.
In the news
Northern Rodney Area | 32-40 hours per week He angitūtanga: about the role: At The Forest Bridge Trust (TFBT) our vision is to create a connected landscape with healthy forest and flourishing...
Introduction The Forest Bridge Trust (TFBT) provides integrated fencing and pest control services. For more information please visit our website: www.theforestbridgetrust.org.nz. TFBT takes the...
Exciting news! Northland’s first kiwi corridor, officially known as the Kiwi Link Community Pest Control Area, where kiwis can safely roam and enjoy their family life, has been opened in Whangarei....
Our priority – building a central bridge
Until 2025, our focus is working to acheive a predator controlled corridor of land, the Central Bridge. This is an area of 54,000 hectares connecting the existing wildlife sanctuaries at Mataia Restoration Project in the west to Tawharanui Regional Park in the east.
How we will build the bridge
Our activities connect the landscape and people in the North Rodney region through focused activities:
Supporting landowners and communities to control predators through trapping training and providing tools and resources.
Engaging the future generation through pest control education and support in schools.
We welcome your help
Your Support makes a big difference
Through practical landowner-centred support, enable the protection, enhancement and connection of forest remnants, wetlands and other landscape to provide safe habitat for indigenous wildlife.