A whopping 1,350 hectares of grassland has been retired from grazing and is reverting to native bush. This massive increase in native vegetation will protect waterways and create more biodiversity. This Forever Forest is a mixture of mature and regenerating native forest areas.
The Mason Hills Forever Forest project has been supported by Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service through the One Billion Trees Programme. This programme provided support to retire neighbouring grazed areas and undertook fencing to protect native forest areas.
This forest feeds directly into a significant sized river in the Hurunui region, and the retirement of this land and regeneration of native bush will directly result in improved water quality of nearby streams and rivers. The improved fencing and pest control put in place on this property will mean significant expansion and growth of the regenerating native forest areas.
Explore the tree species that make this a native forest
This native forest is boosting the biodiversity of its ecosystem
This native forest has had the following community impacts