In 1957 Sir Neil and Lady Isaac’s plans for their McLean’s Island property were intricate, determined and visionary. Now, over half a century later, these plans have resulted in something tremendous.
As a quarry reclamation project, the landscape is internationally recognised as the best of its kind. Thanks to the generosity of the Isaacs, the conservation of this environment will continue in perpetuity.
The land is now under the guardianship of The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust. This is a registered Charitable Trust. It is self-funding and does not solicit for money or visitors. The land will be used to give effect to the purposes of the trust, primarily for the study, protection and breeding of native flora and fauna.
The legacy of Sir Neil and Lady Diana Isaac is a beautiful, elaborate and wide-ranging conservation space – one that upholds and protects the fragile natural treasures of New Zealand. The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust will ensure it stays this way.