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Ecologist appointed to bolster planting projects in Taranaki

​Ecologist Sian Potier has been appointed Taranaki’s Regional Advisor for Trees That Count, bringing a wealth of experience to the role.

Sian has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Ecology and Zoology, and currently works part-time as the Egmont National Park project coordinator, managing volunteers and contractors while coordinating a large-scale survey of kiwi in the National Park.

Her previous work as a Biodiversity Ranger for Department of Conservation required Sian to draw on an extensive skill set including nursery management, monitoring and health checks of threatened species, project management of effective weed control programmes and plant propagation.

Sian is pleased to be joining Trees That Count at a time when New Zealanders everywhere are getting behind the movement to support planting native trees.

“I’m really looking forward to working with different community groups in the area, and hopefully offering advice and support to help them take their projects to the next level,” Sian said.

“Trees That Count is doing such a positive thing for Aotearoa. There’s nothing better than being able to help our hardworking planters, many of whom are community volunteers, achieve even more by providing free trees to increase the impact of their projects.”

Sian will work in close collaboration with Wild For Taranaki (W4T). W4T is the regional biodiversity trust which encourages and supports community driven biodiversity initiatives in the Taranaki region.

The partnership between TTC and W4T aims to increase the number of native trees planted in Taranaki by raising Trees That Count’s profile and achieve W4T’s goal of Restoring the Cloak of Taranaki.

“Whether you’re looking to plant 100 trees or 10000, if you’re in need of support to help restore our local environment, please get in touch,” Sian said.

For more information contact:

Sian Potier
Trees That Count Regional Advisor for Taranaki
Phone: 027 387 2442