What is Biodiversity?
Why is Biodiversity important?
Biodiversity in Ashburton District
Biodiversity Action Plan
Biodiversity Working Group
The purpose of the Ashburton District Biodiversity working group is to:
- Co-ordinate the implementation of the Ashburton District Biodiversity Action Plan
- Maintain partnerships between local and regional organisations with an interest in the management of indigenous biodiversity
- Provide a forum for discussion and community-wide promotion of biodiversity.
The group meets on a bi-monthly basis to discuss implementation of the plan and emerging issues.
View the current members of the Biodiversity Working Group
Native plant site markers
216 new markers have been installed at significant sites around Ashburton District to help increase awareness of important native plantings on the district's roadsides with two markers for each site.
By identifying these sites, Council is better placed to be able to ensure the protection of the vegetation.
The significant native plants sites can be viewed on a GIS layer and there is a pamphlet available from Council's reception which contains useful information on native vegetation and also outlines the District Plan's rules around vegetation clearance.