An ecosystem of services to help people restore their landscape ecosystem services.
This service is focused on regenerating land function and maximising resilience through the optimisation of appropriate land use patterns. Weaving together science and best practice from around the world, this is ideal for people looking to set up or diversify their land use and enterprises for increased resilience to stress (climate, drought etc) through optimising their economic and ecological diversity.
Informed by a ‘scale of permanence’, our comprehensive design service (addressing site considerations such as; climate, geography, water, access, forestry, soils etc) recognises that every landscape and operation is unique - so is informed by each individual’s specific context and tailored to address each unique set of goals.
Project scope is also fully customisable to ensure the service is appropriate and accessible to all budgets and scales - from agricultural to private and commercial land owners.
Highly contextual and tailored to each client’s situation and goals, the advice and coaching process focuses around connecting people with the most appropriate agroecological science and best practice from around the world.
Whether integrating grazing with tree cropping agroforestry, pastured poultry or pigs with perennial silvopasture systems (or some other combination of activities) the core of this service is always to support clients in navigating the process of optimising both the diversity and resilience of their land use system for maximum ecological and economic health.
This support runs through strategy, planning, implementation and ongoing management of these systems over time, problem-solving and innovating towards productivity and permanence.
This service includes full support for transition to regenerative grazing (if required).
We help our clients create nutritious plant and animal proteins through building healthy ecological farming systems that are as economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable as possible.
We do this using a practical system for regenerating the soil’s natural biological function, building living carbon, improving water retention and maintaining high-performing, highly-diverse perennial pastures - focusing on 5 key areas: plant & soil assessment, restoring biological function, diverse pasture establishment, animal health & nutrition and system cycling.
We are committed to helping our clients implement this system through personal one-on-one coaching, putting their best interests first as we support them through the most appropriate and effective management changes.
Fast turnarounds with tailored scope and level of detail ensures that this service is customised to each client and their specific needs - whether that be agricultural productivity or homesteading and self-sufficiency.
The kind of elements you might expect to find covered in a typical report (depending on the brief provided) include: climate (micro/macro), landscape features of note, visual soil assessment, resource profile (water / energy etc), structures, access, trees & vegetation, productive potential, ecological factors, risk/hazard assessment (fire/flood etc), annoyances / concerns etc.
The output is usually a written report providing a thorough, bespoke analysis of the site matched to the client’s scope, budget and timeline.
If what you require isn't directly mentioned above, feel free to get in touch and we can quickly let you know if we'll be able to help, (and if not, maybe put you in touch with someone who can).
While we are based in the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, we have worked with clients from all over the globe, and are happy to lead or contribute to projects internationally.
What our clients have said about us:
“Action Ecology conducted a comprehensive design consultation for us that exceeded our expectations every step of the way. Shane listened carefully and prepared a well thought through design that was specifically catered to what we needed. The final design was nothing short of excellent and I would happily recommend his services to others.” - Michelle