View the ECAN draft Long Term Plan 2021-31 public hearings

Many thanks to Suky Thompson for representing the Rod Donald Trust and the Banks Peninsula Native Forest/Climate Change group at the recent Environment Canterbury draft LTP hearings.

Some of the topics covered these submissions include:

  • increasing incentives for the sequestering of carbon from naturally regenerating native forests
  • protecting biodiversity
  • the need for more pest control
  • supporting the recommendations made for Banks Peninsula in the recently published Environmental Defence Society report
  • reducing carbon emissions
  • setting up more land for conservation
  • Te Ahu Pātiki project

For anyone interested in viewing this you can watch the YouTube link HERE. Note that Suky is the first to speak, followed by other local environmental groups – David Miller on behalf of Pest Free Banks Peninsula, Penny Carnaby on behalf of the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, Mark Christensen, chair of the Project Oversight Group for Pest Free Banks Peninsula and Marie Gray from the Summit Road Society.