NIWA and DairyNZ are asking anyone who has planted along stream banks to ‘log on’ at riparian.niwa.co.nz to formally record their work.
Around New Zealand, landowners, community groups, councils, iwi and businesses are investing large amounts of time and money to restore degraded streams, mostly through fencing and planting of stream banks. It's important to better understand the investment.
The online survey takes five minutes. It will form the basis of the National Riparian Restoration Database, which will help scientists to improve understanding of how riparian buffers benefit waterways. One of those scientists joins us on the show. Aslan Wright-Stow, a freshwater scientist from Dairy NZ tells Richard Loe and Hamish MKay how this tool will help.
Visit riparian.niwa.co.nz for more information. If you want to participarte in the survey, it should take no longer than 5 minutes. Once you enter your data, your project will become part of the riparian data network.
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