Farms, Forests and the Future
About this special report
The East Coast is looking like the canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change and land-use change that has seen high country pastures planted in exotic forests. For rural communities there, climate adaptation isn't a theory or strategy, it's a physical reality. Richard Rennie takes a look around the coast to see how farmers, regulators and communities are getting on.
Communities and landowners are sick of being wiped out by flood events bringing forest slash.
LiDAR technology is used by Aratu Forests to minimise land damage, and ensure extra stability in forest networks.
Te Tairāwhiti has to stand up to Wellington on land use, says mayor.
Today’s forest managers caught trying to manage poorly planted legacy forests.
Sector ‘cannot just continue to blame the first-generation forests’, says Feds board member.
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