Louise Saunders
Ecologist, Principal

Contact details:

Tel: +64 7 571 5624


Master of Science, Environmental Science(Hons, 1:1), University of Canterbury

Master of Science, Environmental Science, Part 1, University of Montana, USA

Bachelor of Science (Ecology/Zoology), Massey University


Member, NZ Ecological Society

Member, NZ Freshwater Sciences Society

About Louise

Louise started her career as an ecologist in 1995 and has a wealth of project experience throughout New Zealand. She has prepared assessment of environmental effects for a diverse range of activities including infrastructure (roading, hydroelectric power, stormwater, wastewater), agricultural (piggeries, effluent systems, irrigation), industrial (landfills, quarries, urban industrial sites), residential and rural-residential developments.

Scientific skills include ecological assessment of terrestrial, riparian, wetland, freshwater and estuarine habitats, water quality and biological monitoring and analysis of watercourses, ecological restoration programmes, resource consent documentation and consultation.

With particular interest in the design and implementation of restoration programmes for streams, riparian margins and wetlands, and has supervised the successful completion of these in the Western Bay of Plenty. She is the inventor of the Riparian Plant Selection Wheel for Waikato Waterways which is now being used extensively throughout the Waikato Region.

A selection of Louise's projects

Greenhill Park >

Ruakura Development >

Comvita Campus Redevelopment >

Matata regeneration Project >

Wairakei Stream Landscape Concept Plan >