The Trust’s mission is to engage in activities that develop and share principles and practice of geoconservation for long term national sustainability and to support community-based whanaungatanga (relationships and belonging).

We are establishing a hub of shared expertise and technology in the specialties of geology, archaeology, paleontology, cultural landscape studies and conservation.

This is a trans-disciplinary community based approach to science, conservation, education, economy, art and culture.

We support communities and hapu in building matauranga Māori and scientific knowledge to strengthen communications and land use policy.