Welcome to FORMAK - The Forest Monitoring and Assessment Kit.

NOTE: The online FORMAK database is currently unavailable. If you require access to archived data please contact us.

FORMAK Forest Monitoring Manual

Contains all the explanations and instructions you need to use FORMAK

FORMAK Field Kit

Find out about the field kit and how to purchase it.


Find out about the training courses available

This web site forms part of a monitoring kit designed for immediate use by land owners, landcare groups, community groups and other "hands on" users interested in assessing the condition of New Zealand native forest ecosystems.

The FORMAK project has been undertaken by PA Handford & Associates Ltd with support from the Minister for the Environment's Sustainable Management Fund, which is administered by the Ministry for the Environment. Support has also been provided by the New Zealand Landcare Trust, QEII National Trust, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Palmerston North City Council, Auckland Regional Council, Horizons Regional Council, Porirua City Council, Kapiti Coast District Council, Waitakere City Council and Environment Waikato. The provision of plant names information used on this site by Landcare Research, from their Plant Names Database and National Vegetation Survey Databank, is gratefully acknowledged.

To find out more about FORMAK, go to the Forest Monitoring Manual, or contact us at