Newsletter 82, June 2015
New Zealand Farm Forestry Association
P.O. Box 10349
|June 2015 No. 82|
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NES: The draft National Environmental Standard for forestry has been cleared by Cabinet and is open for public consultation. Any members who want to be involved with the NZFFA submission please email Dean Satchell email@example.com
Trees, soil and you – last chance to have your say!
The survey released by Scion to capture current industry opinion regarding the value of soil data to forest owners and managers, will be closing shortly. Please play your part and complete this important survey, See below
Keeping an eye on the health of your foliage
National Environmental Standard – Plantation Forestry
Wood Council: Emission targets should be fair and include agriculture
Forest standard will make it easier to be green
Bold Climate Change Target Achievable
Government and industry work together to build high value wood exports
Support for radiata alternatives welcomed
For more information on these events they are posted on the website >>
The refreshed Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS) will be open for applications from 27 May and close 30 June 2015. Grants are for people or organisations wanting to plant new forests.
Download the MPI flyer here>>
Public meeting Monday 6 July
“The current system for environmental regulation of forestry is complex and confusing with thousands of different rules across New Zealand’s 78 councils. This proposed standard will simplify the rules and save the forestry industry millions in compliance costs while ensuring environmental issues like wilding pines, protecting spawning fish and erosion are better managed,” the Environment Minister says.
The proposal includes a draft set of rules for each of eight core forestry activities:
The standard will make forestry a permitted activity on all land of low erosion risk. On land of high erosion risk, resource consents will be needed to ensure that erosion from roading and harvesting is minimised. Growers will also be required to take responsibility for any wilding conifer spread across boundaries.
MPI is holding public meetings and hui to provide information, answer questions and seek feedback on the proposal. The public meetings will focus on the NES-PF, while the hui will provide an opportunity to discuss the NES-PF as well as wider government forestry initiatives. If you plan to attend, email NES-PFConsultation@mpi.govt.nz.
MPI are also seeking feedback, and if you want to make a submission see:
If you plan to attend, please email NES-PFConsultation@mpi.govt.nz
The survey released by Scion to capture current industry opinion regarding the value of soil data to forest owners and managers, will be closing shortly.
Assessing and managing the impact of soil properties on forest productivity and sustainability is a major component of the GCFF research programme. To help make this research as relevant as possible to the forestry industry, we would like you to tell us if you are currently collecting soil-based information, and how you use any soil data you might have to assist in the management of your forests. We’re also interested in gauging which areas of soil research are considered to be best understood, particularly by the people involved in the New Zealand forestry sector.
If you’ve already answered the questions, many thanks for your help; if not, please take the time to give it a go. The survey should only take a few minutes to complete, and all responses are anonymous. There are no wrong answers – it’s all about your thoughts and opinions on the value of soil to the New Zealand forestry sector.
NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards would like to advise that the Stage One Finalists are now available for viewing on the NZ Wood website: Click here to view