Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1974) 21: 5- 10

Ecology and management of South Island beech forests: Biological reserves in the West Coast and Southland beech forest management areas

Research Article
J. L. Nicholls  
  1. Forest Research Institute, New Zealand Forest Service, Rotorua

The main purpose of biological reserves in the northern West Coast and western Southland beech forest management regions and some factors affecting their selection are described. Their total area is about 30,000 ha in the West Coast region and about 5,000 ha in western Southland (excluding Waitutu State Forest).