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The Future Ecology mission:

To use an understanding of ecological processes to provide smart solutions to land and water use issues.

Increasingly, landowners are finding that the need to balance the productive use of land within environmental constraints and consent conditions, often results in conflict.

Future Ecology will draw on a combined 40 years of experience to find workable and cost effective solutions to land and water management issues.

Our aim is to provide both practical and aesthetic outcomes which provide a winning solution for all stakeholders.

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  • Advice/Concept Development
  • Consultancy Services
  • Project Management
  • Funding Application Assistance
  • Plant Supply
  • Site Preparation
  • Weed Control
  • Planting/Fire smart planting
  • Maintenance/Management

Our Customers:

  • Farmers
  • Land Owners
  • Business/Industry
  • Conservation Managers
  • Local Authorities
  • Community Organisations

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Robert FryerRobert Fryer
Robert began his interest in the environment as a very small boy, staring into rivers and asking numerous questions about all things natural. He followed this passion with a apprenticeship in Nursery Production, a Diploma in Horticulture and a Bachelor in Applied Science. He worked in these fields for a number of years also branching into viticultural management and caretaking on Stephens Island for the Department of Conservation. For the last 16 years he has worked in the conservation and ecology fields, running a large business focused on conservation in the top of the south. His main passion is providing ecological solutions especially around water quality issues.



Jan FryerJan Fryer
Jan grew up exploring the Waitakere Ranges in the Auckland area and was determined to follow her passion of working in the wilder areas of New Zealand. She studied Horticulture and Parks and Recreation Management at Lincoln and followed this with working in Fiordland. She moved to Nelson in 1988 to work in Community Recreation and Development for the Tasman District Council. She was a City Councillor for 2 terms and has had a long involvement in the Not for Profit Sector. She recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Management winning the Arrow International Award for Academic Excellence.

Our Values


  • Integrity underpins all our work
  • We treat people well
  • We listen
  • We respect our environment
  • We provide realistic, cost effective solutions
  • We have a passion for quality


Rob Fryer
Managing Director
027 545 1625

Jan Fryer
027 497 5838

Physical Address:
84 Ross Road
Hira, RD1,
Nelson 7071