The e-forum is part of launching B+LNZ's Catchment Community Programme to support farmers in taking a leadership role to establish or run a catchment.
B+LNZ’s Environment Capability Manger North Island says during the first e-Forum, there was an appetite for learning more about the fundamentals of setting up a group and getting groups going.
“The first e-forum reinforced how important it is for the setting up and running of catchment groups to be farmer-led right from the beginning.”
“We’re excited to have the catchment leaders return to focus on those vital first stages. With the live Q&A style, it’s great to hear what farmers what to know more about.”
Gain advice and insights from catchment leaders across Aotearoa, backed-up by their first-hand experiences.
- Rick Burke, Project Parore
- Anna Nelson, King Country River Care
- Roger Dalrymple, Rangitikei Rivers Catchment Collective
- Mark Adams, Upper Opihi/Opuha Catchment Group Chair and B+LNZ Environmental Reference Group Chair
- Richard Parkes, B+LNZ Environment Capability Manager North Island
- Peter Mitchell, North Otago Sustainable Land Management (NOSLaM)
Launching B+LNZ’s Catchment Community Programme
This E-forum is a part of launching Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Catchment Community Programme. The programme provides support through resources, including a Catchment Map where groups can list themselves.
The first phase of the launch involved a social media competition asking catchment members to send in a one-minute video saying what’s great about their catchment. B+LNZ received entries from fourteen different catchment groups across Aotearoa. You can view a summary video on Facebook here.