What support is available for SNA landowners?

Landowners with SNAs can apply for the Council’s Biodiversity Fund, which can provide funding to assist with activities that will support the protection and restoration of SNAs.

The Council ecologist can also help with free advice and support with fencing, weed control, animal pest control, planting and restoration work, and help with applications for funding.

The Council is also looking at ways it can provide incentives to landowners who provide protection for their SNA through District Plan rules.