Plantation forestry is an important land use in our region. It can mean economic gains while also delivering some environmental benefits, like erosion control.
As of 1 May 2018 the new National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF) took effect. This provides a new set of nationwide rules for plantation forestry activities that need to be followed if you have a plantation forest (or are thinking of having one) on your land.
Below are some FAQ's to help guide you.
We will do this by:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you:
Foresters can notify GWRC of forestry activities using the form below.
The Erosion Susceptibility Classification can be used to check erosion risk and whether activities will be undertaken on land which may require a resource consent
The Fish Spawning Calculator can be used to assess environmental risks when disturbing rivers, streams, lakes, and wetlands
The Wilding Tree Risk Calculator is used when assessing afforestation activities
The MPI website has other useful guidance material to assist with implementing the NES-PF
Below are some helpful flowcharts to help you check whether activities will require a resource consent: