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What do you value most about our rivers?

What do you value most about our rivers?


A new concept has been developed which may change the way Environment Southland and others manage riverbeds across Southland – and you can tell us what you think about it.

The Managing Unwanted Vegetation in Southland Rivers Concept Plan has been created as a result of some concerns surrounding the future financial sustainability of plant control within riverbeds throughout the Southland region.

Catchment Works Supervisor Ken McGraw says he’s excited by what this new approach could mean for connecting our communities with our rivers and reducing our reliance on herbicide.

“This concept plan aims to develop a more long-term approach to managing unwanted vegetation in our riverbeds which will be more sustainable and cost effective,” Ken says. “But more than that, the Plan provides us with opportunities to work with communities to develop new tracks for walking and cycling, to have more native forest areas and increased biodiversity, better river access for recreation and picnic areas and to provide enhanced connection for local communities with their rivers.”

The Plan also sets out a wish list of new or improved techniques for dealing with the issues around plant control.

Councillor Ross Cockburn says the plan is a joint effort involving Environment Southland, the Department of Conservation, Land Information New Zealand, iwi and many of our communities – and it’s unique in New Zealand.

“We want to hear what you value about our rivers and what you think of the concepts outlined in the plan,” Councillor Cockburn says.

The Concept Plan and feedback form are available on our website (www.es.govt.nz) and from the Environment Southland offices at North Road in Invercargill. You can email service@es.govt.nz if you’d like a copy posted to you.

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