SBN has spent many years working on nature regeneration nationwide. We know many businesses are keen to do their bit for Aotearoa Mew Zealand's waterways and landscapes. Often, the biggest barrier is knowing where to start.
So we've created a set of Nature Pathways to help. They provide step-by-step guidance on reducing your organisation’s impact on nature. They also detail the best ways to invest and volunteer to help repair the damage.
There are two separate pathways. One is for businesses, and one is for farmers, growers and rural landowners, which is sponsored by Fonterra. There’s practical information on all aspects of nature regeneration. Restoring waterways, wetlands and natural areas. Controlling weeds and predators. Creating small nature refuges on your site. Creating fish passages and wildlife corridors and restoring urban waterways.
The resources are based on our nature team’s expertise and years of experience plus curating great resources from a wide range of reliable sources. Since 2014 SBN’s Million Metres Streams Project has been on a mission to restore Aotearoa New Zealand’s rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands. Last year our team enabled the planting of more than a quarter of a million native plants and trees.
Pieter Tuinder is SBN’s programme manager for nature.
He says: “People have told us they need ‘off the shelf’ advice. They want to help themselves to the information and guidance they need to get started and keep going on nature regeneration. The pathways make that possible.
“We’ll keep on updating the materials as funding allows. We’d love businesses to get stuck in and use what’s there. And please let us know what works, what doesn't, and what kind of materials you would like to see in the future.”