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Land Management

Erosion    |    Critical Source Areas  |   Soil Health  |    Biodiversity    |   Tracks and Lanes

Mike Jebson: Bolstering biodiversity

Video - Presenting at Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Environment Conference 2017, Mike Jebson discusses the role of the QEII National Trust, biodiversity and the use of legal covenants to protect land.

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Environment Southland biodiversity programme

The Environment Southland Biodiversity programme focuses on maintaining indigenous biodiversity. Find out about some of Southland's ecosystems here

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Environment Southland biodiversity programme

A guide to planting for bees

We can incorporate plants that provide bee food throughout the year in our shelterbelts, riparian zones, native remnants and gardens. New Zealand has many plants that supply pollen, with over 100 native and exotic tree, shrub and grass species suitable for the farm.

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Environment Southland

Farming with Native Biodiversity

This is an ongoing project which aims to make it much easier for farmers to integrate existing native biodiversity into their farming systems and protect and enhance what biodiversity already exists on their land. Go to this website to get updates on the project and their findings

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Living Water

Habitat Restoration

The protection of habitats, plant populations or plant communities can involve a combination of a wide range of activities. This website gives insight into the physical and legal protections that may be required in a restoration project.

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New Zealand Plant Conservation Network

Native plant conservation training

Learn about covenant management and how to manage a plant nursery and propagation.

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New Zealand Plant Conservation Network

Learn about biodiversity in your area

QEII regional reps are experts in biodiversity values in your area, contact them to learn more about the biodiversity values on your land and how to protect it.

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QEII

Attracting Native Birds to your place

A great way to enhance your patch is to choose native plants and trees that will attract native birds. Find out about the native birds you can attract to your garden and suitable plants for each.

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Southland Community Nursery

Planting for Bees

There are many good reasons for planting trees, shrubs and flowers to attract bees to your place. Many Southland native species provide flowers that attract bees and there are a number of resources that have been compiled to help you choose approprate species for our Region.

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Southland Community Nursery

Animal Pests

Animal pests threaten our region’s native ecosystems, such as forests and wetlands, including the plants, birds, insects and other wildlife that live in them. Find out more about animal pests in Southland and what you can do to minimise their impact.

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Southland Community Nursery

Habitat Restoration

Plant pests (weeds) threaten the long-term survival of many of our native birds, lizards, insects and other invertebrate. Weeds are a serious problem for forest remnants and remnant restoration projects in Southland. Find out more about weeds in Southland and tips for control.

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Plant Pests

Plant pests (weeds) threaten the long-term survival of many of our native birds, lizards, insects and other invertebrate. Weeds are a serious problem for forest remnants and remnant restoration projects in Southland. Find out more about weeds in Southland and tips for control.

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Southland Community Nursery

Get growing

Growing native plants is rewarding and relatively easy, once you know how. Most native plants are quite easy to grow from seeds or cuttings. You could try growing native plants at your place, or make use of the facilities at the Southland Community Nursery. Find out about the importance of collecting your seed locally (ecosourcing).

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Smart planting for healthy bees

The New Zealand Trees for Bees Research Trust is a New Zealand based not for profit organisation focused on keeping our pollinators happy and healthy. Bees are under threat worldwide, and are a crucial part of our ecosystem and are vital for plant life.

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Trees for Bees

FAR - better biodiversity on arable farms

Covers developing biodiversity plantings - planning and costs and the beneficial insects associated with the plantings.

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FAR - Foundation for Arable Research

Eco-sourcing Plants for restoration projects

This QE11 factsheet provides advice for landowners with QEII covenants on how to eco-source plants for restoration projects.

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Eco-sourcing Plants for restoration projects

Landscaping with Native Plants

Find out more about growing native plants at your place.

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Southland Community Nursery

Wetlands and Streams

Find out more about Southland’s wetlands and the special plant communities found within them.

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Southland Community Nursery

Make your native bush sing: Biodiversity protection & enhancement

Options to help manage and protect native bush areas on deer farms including planting and protecting from pests

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DINZ

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