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Wetland restoration plan


wetland plan template thumbnailWaikato landowners have developed a keen interest in creating, restoring and managing wetlands on their land. Use this template to plan your wetland restoration and management.

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Wetland plan template

This is a blank template which you can use to design your wetland management and restoration plan.

Our Wetland Restoration Plan - template [PDF, 4.1 MB]

Tips on creating your plan

  • Read through the plan headings first to get a good feel for what needs to be done.
  • Don't feel you have to complete the template in one go, or from start to finish. Fill in the easy sections as you gather information.
  • Use our wetland restoration information to help you decide what to do and where to start. 
  • Talk to a range of people to get the advice you need for the different sections, for example:
    • district and regional councils (to check if you need a consent, identify legal/social issues, and find out about plant pests and pest control methods)
    • local native plant nurseries (for suitable plants for your area, identifying plants in your site and an idea of costs involved in purchasing plants)
    • Fish and Game Council (to find out about wildlife and wildlife needs)
    • local earthworks contractors (for information on costs, feasibility of works and access issues)
    • neighbours who have undertaken similar work (for tips on good contractors and sources of seeds for growing plants)
  • Use pencil or type into the editable version so that you can make changes as you go along. Situations and plans often need altering as you learn along the way.
  • The total cost of the project in the completed example would be much lower if the owners did the labour. Note also that the costs are broken up over a number of years - not everything has to be done at once. Find out more about funding opportunities.
  • For more in-depth information on restoring wetlands see the Wetland Restoration Handbook and Te Reo o Te Repo which highlights a range of projects undertaken by iwi and hapū to increase the health and wellbeing of their repo (wetlands).

Updated May 2018