A Farm Environmental Management Plan (FEMP) summarises the environmental risks on a farming operation and describes how those risks will be managed over time. HBRC is dedicated to continuous improvement with farm planning. This page will help you find out more about Farm Plans.
A Farm Environment Management Plan (FEMP) is currently required only for landowners in the Tukituki catchment with property of 10 hectares or over (also some who have 4-10 ha). Find out more about the Tukituki project.
However these plans may become a requirement throughout the region in time. The TANK plan that is in development will require similar approach.
A FEMP summarises the potential environmental risks in a farming operation, and describes how these risks will be managed and reduced over time. The regional council is dedicated to continuous improvement with farm planning, and planning for good farming is always a desirable practice.
The plan includes
A FEMP can be completed by the farm owner/manager or an HBRC approved provider.
A FEMP must be signed off by a suitably qualified rural professions, i.e. approved providers. There may be a cost involved.
Farm planning connects the top two priority goals for our region in the Strategic Plan of improving water quality and gaining smart, sustainable land use. It also supports our priority for a healthy and functioning biodiversity.
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