The New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative (NZDFI) is a commercially-oriented research and development project. It aims to develop genetically improved planting stock and management systems for ground-durable eucalypt species suited to New Zealand’s dryland regions.

Consultation process underway: have your say!

Moving towards our target: 100,000 hectares of durable eucalypts in New Zealand's dryland regions by 2030.

The NZDFI has just released a consultation paper:

Durable eucalypt forests: A multi-regional opportunity for investment in NZ drylands. 

The document states clearly why the time is right for ramping up the investment in durable eucalypts.  All those with an interest - central and regional government, landowners and other land managers - are encouraged to respond by March 31st 2018 to a series of questions about how best they believe land can be made available, and how support can provided to landowners and others, if the ambitious target of 100,000 hectares of durable eucalypt forest by 2030 is to be achieved. 

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