Pohokura comprises 11,348 hectares of native forest north of the Napier-Taupo highway in the Central North Island. The area is predominantly covered in Red Beech forest but fourteen vegetation types have been identified.

We have established good back-country infrastructure here, necessary for continued project work.

This includes 120km of walking track, eight huts and other accommodation, vehicles, equipment and communications.

In 2009, members of a hunting party found a piece of obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass, near the 1,383 metre high-point at Pohokura. It had a distinctive flake pattern along two of its edges, indicating that it had been used as a source for cutting implements.

This provides some evidence of historic Maori presence in the area. One possible explanation for this would be the presence of ground-nesting seabirds, which would have provided an abundant food source for tangata whenua.

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.