Responding to the Wellington Regional Strategy

Levack, Hamish
February 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p31
The article presents the response of the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association to the Wellington Regional Strategy. They are concerned that forestry is not given importance in the strategy's draft. Emphasizing the value of having a healthy forestry sector on the economy of the region, local mayors are asked to give it the attention that it deserves. They recommend that the Wellington Regional Strategy formulates a plan for the forestry sector including a full economic analysis of the present and future financial contribution of forestry to the region, an analysis of the environmental benefits that the forests provide the region and a review of how well public forests are being managed.


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