We fund our work through proven commercial models, supported by investment from the private sector. Our focus is on establishing projects that are both environmentally and commercially sustainable – to ensure the New Zealand taxpayer doesn’t bear the cost of our country’s climate action.
We work in partnership with local landowners, and tailor our approach to make the best use of their marginal or unproductive land. This provides opportunities for them to participate in the carbon economy, while using their land how they best see fit for future generations.
We do not plant on otherwise productive land. Site selection plays an enormous role in the success of the forest, and in particular the opportunities for long-term native regeneration. So, we work very closely with landowners to choose the right areas of their land for planting.
Every one of our forests is actively managed over the long term. As well as enhancing the environment for native regeneration, this includes a focus on weed control, pest eradication and continuous canopy cover management – all of which supports biodiversity and provides a source of local employment.