Grants for fencing and/or planting natives on erosion-prone land

Northland Regional Council, with funding assistance from Te Uru Rākau Forestry New Zealand, is trying to reduce erosion in our region, particularly on highly erodible hill country.

Northland has major erosion issues, with over 60% of the region and 40% of the region’s grazing land classified as highly erodible. Historical conversion of forested land to pasture has led to very high levels of sediment in streams, lakes, harbours and coastal systems.

To help keep soil on the land and out of our waterways, we are offering landowner grants for planting and fencing to reduce erosion.

What funding is available?

A contestable fund is available to subsidise land treatments on highly erodible land, including:

  • land retirement fencing for natural regeneration or planting
  • planting of native establishment species (2ha minimum funded at $4326 per ha)
  • fencing of grazed bush blocks
  • poplars and willows for erosion control in pasture.

To access the funding get in touch with one of our advisors:

P: 0800 002 004 and ask to speak to a land management advisor, or
E: [email protected]