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Environmental Management Handbook Modules

The Deer Industry Environmental Management Handbook modules are a practical, online companion to the Deer Industry Environmental Management Code of Practice.

By working through the sections in this manual that apply to you, you will get most of your Farm Environment Plan done. Each Action Plan section covers a specific area that has some environmental risk, eg, wallows, fence pacing, winter crops.

DINZ is here to help you with your environment plan. If you have any feedback, or spot a gap, or need some help then please get in touch phil.mckenzie@deernz.org

Environmental workbook modules:

Click on each heading to open then download. Each module is interactive, you can enter text and check boxes without needing to print anything! Make sure you download the document before you start entering information and save your document as you go.


These are where you start, with sections about your farm as a whole, a summary of what you assess are your key risks for your farm, and a plan to address them. Each section has photos and examples from other plans and farms.


Toolbox 1 - Farm description

Toolbox 2 - Summary of maps

Toolbox 3 - Risk assesment

Toolbox 4 - Rules

Toolbox 5 - Action Plans

Toolbox 6 - Good management practices (GMPS)

Toolbox 7 - Farm planning examples

Toolbox 8 - Te Mama o te Wai to come


These modules get down to the specifics and how you can relate them to your farm. There are pictures and examples in here of practical steps other deer farmers are implementing.

Module 1 - Waterways and wetlands

Module 2 - Nitrogen management

Module 3 - Phosphorus

Module 4 - Waste management

Module 5 - Preventing soil erosion with tree planting

Module 6 - Winter forage crops

Module 7 - Tracks and crossings

Module 8 - Point sources, sheds and yards

Module 9 - Fence pacing

Module 10 - Camp and play sites

Module 11 - Wallows

Module 12 - Irrigation and the Toolbox unit on Te Mana o te Wai to come

Module 13 - GHG

Module 14 - Biodiversity to come

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