Sustainable Hill Country Project
The Gisborne region is prone to hill country erosion. The Sustainable Hill Country (SHC) programme aims to increase protection of highly erodible land. Our Combined Regional Land and District Plan (District Plan) requires that areas of land in Overlay 3A be treated with effective tree planting or reserve fencing. See Chapter 6 of the District Plan
Templates to help you with your farm plan
A works plan outlines any maintenance work planned for already established tree plantings.
Maintenance and improvement of partial and existing tree cover
This form is for properties where all areas of Overlay 3A land have effective tree cover already established. Tree cover can include plantation forestry, indigenous reversion or established conservation tree species.
If you need help to fill in the forms - please contact our soil conservation team
Ministry for Primary Industries(external link) - Sustainable Land Management Hill Country Erosion Programme