Our land is a non-renewable resource, therefore we need to protect it and use it wisely. Bay of Plenty Regional Council works with landowners to manage and protect the region's soils, water and wildlife.

Natural resources of land in the Bay of Plenty contribute significantly to our economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing. They underpin our important agricultural and horticultural industries and provide for recreation, tourism, biodiversity conservation and regional identity. 

We need to understand our land to use it in a sustainable manner.

Forestry

Exotic forestry makes up about 16 percent of the land in our region. Most of this forestry is in lar...

Farming

Dairying has an impact that can have adverse effects on our environment.  

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is short for "biological diversity" - the number and variety of living things (animals,...

Self-assessment toolkit

Ensure your land is productive with these toolkits.

While landowners are responsible for land management on their property, Bay of Plenty Regional Council has statutory functions under the Resource Management Act that include controlling the effects of land use on soil conservation and water quality.

Council staff advise landowners and communities on sustainable land management, biodiversity protection and pest animal and pest plant control. We also carry out research and monitoring and collect information that can be used to inform good decision-making.