About Environment Southland
In Southland we're rich in natural resources. They underpin our local economy and give us a fantastic quality of life.
Ensuring Southland continues to prosper for generations to come means we have to manage our natural resources sustainably.
and rules will always be a part of it, but success won't be achieved by
them alone. It requires a commitment from every landowner, business
owner and resident to consider their impact with every decision they
Collectively, land users are moving towards this. It's an
important shift because our local economy is dependent on the rural
sector and its interconnection with our urban communities is very
Currently, dairying is dominant but only 40 years ago it
was sheep. We can't predict what the land use might be in the decades
ahead, but we can ensure our natural resources are in the best condition
they can be to support it.
And, in achieving this, it means Southland's natural resources will be available for future generations to use and enjoy.