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Hill Country Erosion Fund


Nelson City Council has received funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries Hill Country Erosion Fund to plant trees on erosion-prone land, and to build knowledge in Council and the community about managing hill country sites. 

In 2018, $180,000 of funding delivered a series of workshops to assist landowners in the development of Land Environment Plans, with 30,000 trees planted on private and public land. 

 A further grant of $1.2 million was received for 2019-2023 to:

  • Plant 50,000 trees per year on erosion-prone land
  • Work collaboratively with iwi owners of forestry land across the top of the South
  • Work with small forest owners to develop Forestry Environment Plans.

For more information about how you can be involved in this programme contact Susan Moore-Lavo  on 03 545 8742