Healthy Streams Field Guides

A collaboration between Council’s Healthy Streams programme and Media Design students from NMIT has resulted in two beautiful field guides, designed and produced by students, to encourage people to explore and appreciate the biodiversity and history of two of Nelson’s much-loved waterways.

field guides

The guides to Wakapuaka (rural) and Te Wairepo/York Stream (urban) are designed to focus attention on water catchments. They provide a starting point from which to explore these freshwater habitats and to bring about increased awareness and care for our local river systems.

The field guides invite readers to undertake a journey of discovery through macro to micro views of waterways, their inhabitants and neighbouring species. They are a guide to the art of exploration, including references to the many sources of further information about stream-life.