Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1972) 19: 46- 56

The practice of forestry within Auckland's operating water catchment.

Research Article
I. L. Barton  
  1. Auckland Regional Authority

Part of Auckland's water supply is obtained from 16,190ha in the Hunua ranges. Some 7600ha of this area is suitable for production forestry. The desirability of forestry practice within an operating water catchment is discussed, experimental work being done is outlined and tentative conclusions drawn. Providing adequate safeguards are maintained there appears to be no reason why forestry should not be practised within catchments operated for domestic water supply.