A farm environment plan (FEP) is a tool that can help you recognise on-farm environmental risks and set out a programme to manage those risks. FEPs are unique to a property and reflect the local climate and soils, the type of farming operation, and the goals and aspirations of the land user. The level of complexity of a FEP will largely depend on how much farm system change is under way or being considered.
You can record your progress towards achieving “good management practice” (see the Good Management Practice section below) and show you‘re doing the right thing.
Your resource consent (land use, water use or effluent discharge consent) describes what information should be present in your FEP.
You can also use one of the following Environment Canterbury approved Farm Environment Plans templates
Your Primary Industry Sector Representative or your Irrigation Scheme, Principal Water Supplier or Hurunui Waiau River Regional Plan Collective can help you writing a FEP.See Industry Page See Schemes Page