Two of the projects for native planting as well as restoration in Canterbury have received the support from the One Billion Trees Fund, which includes a unique project that is led by UC.
“The projects include a 20-hectare native forest regeneration project on the Banks Peninsula and a restoration ambassador role led by the University of Canterbury,” said Shane Jones, Forestry Minister.
He also said, “Partnership funding of up to NZD 98,875 has enabled the creation of a native forest restoration ambassador, led by the university’s School of Forestry. The aim of the native restoration ambassador will be to provide free, independent advice to farmers, community groups and iwi about how to conserve native biodiversity on their land.”
The One Billion Trees Fund provides direct grants for planting as well as regeneration projects and partnership funding for projects which aims at reducing the barriers to planting trees.