Erosion management

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Erosion management

The Gisborne district has a severe erosion problem. The cause of erosion is our district is the soft rock geology, climate, vegetation clearance and a combination of these factors.  Severe erosion causes long-term damage to the productivity of rural land.

Impact of erosion

This presentation was part of 'Trees for Bees' and describes Management of Erosion in the Gisborne District (3.5mb)

Programme to increase protection of highly erodible land - see Sustainable Hill Country Project

Erosion Control Funding Programme (ECFP)

The ECFP (formerly East Coast Forestry Project) was established because the government considered it important to address the wide-scale erosion problems in the Gisborne district.  The ECFP grant can be used to control erosion on the worst eroding or erosion-prone land in the district. The ECFP provides a grant for establishing an effective tree cover through planting or encouraging natural reversion to native bush.

For more information about the grant and ECFP, visit the Ministry for Primary Industries website
Erosion Control Funding Programme (East Coast)ECFP(external link)

Restoring the Waiapu catchment

The Waiapu catchment will benefit from a collaborative partnership between, Gisborne District Council, the Ministry for Primary Industries and Te Runanganui O Ngāti Porou.

The 3 parties signed a memorandum of understanding demonstrating a 100-year commitment to collaboratively work with landowners to address the health of the Waiapu River catchment.  Read the joint management agreement