This section contains general reports, project summary documents and resource kits available in pdf format ready for download.
Community Owned Rural Catchment Management: A guide for partners.
Community-owned Rural Catchment Mangement: A Guide for Partners is aimed primarily at resource management professionals. It offers a realistic account of the opportunities and challenges associated with engaging communities in catchment level projects... more>
Landcare A Practical Guide.
A national landcare resource aimed at helping farmers, landowners and community groups to tackle sustainable land management issues. It contains examples of practical case studies... more ›
Aorere and Rai Project Review 2012.
Report offering a full review of the Aorere and Rai projects which concluded in June 2012. The report also documents the project approach/model for future applicability... more>
Keeping Landcare Group Volunteers Safe.
This revised version (August 2011) contains the latest information on best practice and highlights current safety issues that face Landcare Groups... more>
Managing Land for the Future.
This guide focuses on sustainable land management and biodiversity enhancement in the Kaimai Mamaku Catchments... more>
Realistic Solutions to Real Farm Problems.
Fact sheet designed by the Aorere dairy farming community; highlights key messages specific to areas of high rainfall such as the Aorere Catchment... more>
Review of the Starborough Flaxbourne Soil Conservation Group Project
In December 2011 a review of the project was published. The report set out to identify three main aspects of the project: Farmer perceptions of the main messages; farmer adoption of these messages; any barriers to uptake and adoption... more>
'Best Management Practices for Enhancing Water Quality in the Waikato'
This booklet has been designed to showcase some of the excellent work undertaken by Waikato farmers... more>
Fish Fact Sheets.
A series of 6 Fish Fact Sheets. This new resource focuses on New Zealand's unique freshwater fish and highlights the factors that impact on their survival... more>
Turning the Tide, An Estuaries Toolkit for New Zealand Communities.
This Green Ribbon Award, Highly Recommended guide is now available in digital format. Due to the large file size it has been broken down into multiple sections... more>
'Beyond Reasonable Drought - Adapting Dryland farming to Climate Change'
The Starborough Flaxbourne district has accelerated erosion of extremely vulnerable soils due to westerly winds and a lack of rainfall. This report outlines land management techniques that enable productive, economically viable farming... more>
Guidelines for Landowners in Peat Lake Catchments.
NZ Landcare Trust produced this publication to help farmers and landowners better understand the history, ecology and key pressures facing the lakes as well as identifying recognised best farm management approaches... more>
Wetland Restoration: A Handbook for New Zealand Freshwater Systems.
This Foundation for Research Science and Technology funded project centres on bringing together a comprehensive handbook covering all major aspects on restoring freshwater wetlands in New Zealand... more>
Biodiversity Case Studies: Farmers Leading Biodiversity Enhancement in Southland.
Celebrating the success of the Biodiversity Southland Project, the booklet features 8 examples of the work undertaken by farmers and landowners to protect and enhance native flora and fauna in Southland... more>