DIY steps and tips to restore streams and rivers on your land. Links to great templates, guides and videos to help you on your way.

Note: This resource focuses on riparian planting (planting the area beside waterways). There are various other restoration methods (bank stabilisation, culvert removal, sediment traps etc.) that are not explored in this guide. 

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Why is this important?

Useful resources when planning your fence design

  • Canopy has created a more detailed guide on fencing your site.
  • DairyNZ provides great guidance on fencing in flood prone areas.

Consider a sustainable option

Repost makes fence posts and battens from recycled treated timber waste. You can find Repost listed on the Circular Economy Directory.

Futurepost makes fence posts from plastic waste. Note that the process to use these posts is different and some training may be needed.