Integrated Catchment Management

Integrated Catchment Management for the Motueka River

"From ridge tops to the sea"

Welcome to the ICM Motueka Research Programme web site. Its purpose is to provide information resources relevant to project participants and to the stakeholders of the Motueka River catchment. The site is a collaborative venture between a number of organisations.

It was an 11 year programme which commenced in July 2000 and concluded in September 2011, and whose goal was to conduct multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder research to provide information and knowledge that will improve the management of land, freshwater, and near-coastal environments in catchments with multiple, interacting, and potentially conflicting land uses.

The site will continue to contain items relevant to ICM but is now largely a legacy site.

The Motueka River catchment is a Global HELP Catchment.

 

Research highlights - Sherry River water quality improvement

The Sherry River Farmer Catchment Group is half way through its project with the Sustainable Farming Fund on Improving Water Quality Through Whole Catchment Planning.

The three year project is designed to work with farmers on improving water quality through the Motueka ICM project´s underpinning research and established relationship with the group. Landowner Environmental Plans (LEPs) have been completed with farmers, foresters and landowners with waterways on their properties, and these will be the basis for development of a Sherry Catchment Community Plan in the final stage of the project.

Progress was discussed at a community field day on 1 October, with...
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Sherry Catchment Group field day
Sherry Catchment Group field day

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