DOC’s Wairoa Area Office conducts annual goat culling in the Maungataniwha Pine and Native Forests. The purpose is to keep goat numbers low in this buffer area on the southern flank of Te Urewera.

Forest Lifeforce Restoration Trust - Predator control, plant propagation, forest restoration and species recovery are all part of its remit and comprise the bulk of its activity. Flagship projects include the Maungataniwha Kiwi Project, fast carving out a name for itself as one of the most prolific and successful kiwi conservation initiatives.