The digital kaitiaki of our forests

Innovate Auckland, an Auckland Council collective, is trialling a new tool to protect our forests and parks from kauri dieback.

The team at Innovate Auckland have been working closely with park rangers at Arataki Regional Park to test out new sensor technology.

The sensor monitors the number of visitors to open tracks, as well as the amount of trigene (the fluid used for decontaminating shoes and trekking gear) available at cleaning stations.

The data collected by the sensor is then sent off to the ranger team at regular intervals for analysis.

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