A Farm Environmental Management Plan (FEMP) summarises the environmental risks on a farming operation and describes how those risks will be managed over time. The Regional Council is dedicated to continuous improvement with farm planning. This page will help you find out more about Farm Plans.
A FEMP is a Farm Environment Management Plan. It summarises the potential risks in a farming operation, and describes how these risks will be managed and reduced over time.
The Tukituki Catchment Plan management approach focuses on reducing contaminants entering surface and ground water. Your FEMP must be provided by an accredited farm plan provider or through an industry led workshop. All FEMP’s must adhere to Schedule XXII requirements that can be found on page 34 of the Tukituki Catchment Plan.
The FEMP must:
Once you have your FEMP it is important to treat it as a ‘living’ document. It needs to be reviewed regularly to make sure it remains relevant to your farm, and you will need to work through the identified actions and implement them
The Tukituki catchment FEMPs are on a three-year review cycle. That means they are due to be re-submitted to HBRC before 31 May 2021. This needs to be done more regularly if your farming system undergoes significant change.
The FEMP forms the basis for the ongoing compliance monitoring of your farm, so it’s important it accurately reflects your farming system at all times.
A FEMP can be completed by the farm owner/manager or an the Regional Council 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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