Environment

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Northland's natural environment is something special. We have more than 3000kms coastline, 1.26 million hectares of land, excellent air quality and an abundance of freshwater. But our environment is fragile and always at risk. Learn what makes it so special and how you can make a difference.

Water is a vital resource. We all need to protect the quality and quantity of our water resources.
Our soil and land resources are valuable and provide us with a significant rural economy and forests.
We are surrounded by air, breathe it everyday and it touches almost every aspect of our daily lives. But it is at risk.
Our region's most treasured and distinguishing natural resource is our expansive and beautiful coastline.
Find out what schemes we have in place to reduce river flood risks in Northland.
View data collected daily from our rainfall and river monitoring sites around Northland.
Animal, plant and insect pests pose an ongoing threat to much of the land that makes up our region.
LAWA displays the results of water quality monitoring for rivers throughout the country.
There are rules for many different activities that impact the environment.
Agriculture is an integral part of Northland's economy - one which relies on good environmental practice. Find out more.
Plantation forestry regulations, notice of forestry activities form and forestry guidelines.
Report pollution, environmental and marine incidents.
We all create waste and pollution. It's how we deal with our waste that can make a difference.
Find out what funding is available for your environment-related project and what awards we sponsor.