Clayton works with landowners and native plant nurseries in Canterbury to plant the right trees in the right places for the right reasons.
He’s a graduate in both plant ecology and forest science with 23 years experience in the New Zealand native forest and carbon forestry industries. Clayton also brings with him 7 years of experience with the Indigenous Forestry Unit within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. While at MAF, Clayton managed the development of the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative.
From 2003 he has worked as a self-employed advisor on climate change and the emissions trading scheme with forestry and agriculture land owners. In this time Clayton also managed the Carbon Farming Group – a climate change tech transfer website service for rural landowners, and project managed the development of the Smart Farming self assessment environmental monitoring tool for farmers. Recently Clayton has managed the Demonstration Native Forest workstream of the Our Forests Our Future project administered by the Tane’s Tree Trust.
Phone: 021 596 861