EcoQuest provides professional ecological monitoring for restoration projects, regional councils, trusts and private landowners. Our monitoring experience ranges from specific species to encompassing ecosystems. We have an established track record conducting monitoring since 2000. 

We value place-based education. At EcoQuest we offer courses that hold true to our vision: catalysts for sustainability. With a focus on ecology and agro-ecology we incorporate the full environment (history, culture, economic) when considering a subject. We have specialized educational programs available for enrolment. 

Community & Engagement

Community & Engagement

At EcoQuest we are committed to good environmental outcomes. Community engagement is essential when working in the environment. We have established relationships with many communities close to the Whakatiwai Field Centre. When travelling for research or courses we reach out for genuine community engagement.  

Who We Work With

We have carried out projects for a range of people and organisations including private landowners, iwi, restoration trusts and local authorities.

Our Story

EcoQuest has carried out ecological research and delivered programmes in ecology, restoration, environmental policy and sustainability for more than 20 years. More recently we have added a programme in sustainable agriculture and food systems.

A key focus has been providing education and directed research for undergraduate students in partnership with the University of New Hampshire in the USA. Over 1000 students have completed these programmes.

As with many other businesses we're adapting to Covid-19 and turning our talents to providing ecology services and education in NZ.

We are based in Whakatiwai on the Wharekawa coast, bordering Auckland and Waikato regions. We work throughout the country.

Our staff are highly skilled in monitoring & research to support ecological restoration, maintenance of biodiversity, community outreach and sustainable land use. 

Contact us to discuss how we can help with your project.