As Kevin Hague reminded us last week – it is really important to make submissions to annual plans, even if they are simple ones like
We need to do more to protect and enhance our biodiversity, to cut our emissions and to prepare for the effects of climate change on our environment and on our communities. (this is just my quick one!)
Another option is to use the detailed submissions that others are making, and support them in your submission, and then list the things you are passionate about. I tried to find one on Forest and Bird Website, but could not.
Remember that if there is something you agree with in a plan, say you do. You can guarantee that there will be others who will will be trying to water things down!