NZ Landcare Trust works with farmers, landowners and community groups to improve the sustainability of our landscapes and waterways.
“Sustainable land management through community involvement”.
How do we do this? The first step is to build good relationships based on trust and mutual respect. Our Regional and Project Coordinators understand the needs of farmers and rural communities, and work closely with them.
Events, such as field days and workshops are a great way of getting people together to share information. In many cases members of the scientific community will present the latest research and answer questions.
Another key area is funding and financial support. NZ Landcare Trust has extensive knowledge and experience applying for grants from DOC, MfE and MAF, and understand what is needed to submit a successful bid. Looking further ahead, we can also provide advice on maintaining project momentum.
Providing information and encouragement is very important but we go even further... we are not afraid to roll up our sleeves and get out in the field. Our Coordinators regularly take an active role on working parties, helping with ‘hands on’ work such as weed clearance and native planting.