A first-rate environment is highly valued by both the rural and the tourism sectors. For many of the community, the environment is why they live in the district, and it plays an important role in the livability and wellbeing of them and their families.
- Impact of tourism – overuse of the natural environment
- Environment is of importance to the community
- Forestry – Since 2015 the presence of Forestry blocks in Ruapehu District has increased by over 5000 hectares