The strategy aims to keep the country's natural ecosystems healthy and resilient.
It won't just be farmers and those in rural areas footing the bill, the group says.
The damage could be at a scale never seen before in the history of humankind, they say.
The Government gave $18 million to 22 projects.
It also means food scraps will soon be collected in Auckland and taken to the plant.
The pest-free island will provide a safe haven for threatened wildlife, the Conservation Minister says.
A law expert says the Resource Management Act reflects the views of another era and it is time for it to go.
It's been called a "shot in the arm" for the sector.
Phil Vine was on The AM Show.