PLF(New Zealand Parks Leaders Forum) is nearly concluding its fifth year of offering membership to organisations involved in parks management.
This SOLGM special interest group was created to enhance and increase the significant range of environmental, social and economic benefits to the community that parks provide.
It operates services to the parks sector. Membership provides access to parks managers meetings and resource the creation of new parks-specific communications and materials supporting best practice and advocacy.
The New Zealand Parks Leaders Forum is made up of a network of New Zealand parks agency managers and parks business leaders who meet regularly to assist each other and to progress sector issues.
In addition to standard member benefits, member organisations can also seek specialist services or products, e.g. peer reviews and sector performance measures.
Provide a network for members to share information, experience, and expertise that they can apply to their portfolio or to progress the direction of the sector.
Ensure New Zealand's parks' future by linking international messages and organisations to provide the one place in New Zealand that articulates the protection of parks.
Improve management, protection, understanding, appreciation and use of parks and the natural environment through best practice, innovation, sector standards and benchmarking.
Enhance the community's understanding of the natural environment, its enjoyment of parks and the role and importance of parks.
Assist, support, and provide advice to SOLGM.
Share research and information undertaken by individual members.
Foster links with key international park agencies and other bodies.
Organise Peer Reviews.
Hold a minimum of 3 Parks Managers meetings per annum.
Facilitate presentations from peers on topical matters.
Assist tertiary institutions with Parks Management Course content and support.
Facilitate Best Practice Study Tours and seminars.