The Department of Conservation (DOC) has a range of plans, strategies and agreements which set out goals, actions and directions for management work and strategic directions.
Also see corporate publications and conservation publications.
Conservation General Policy was approved by the Minister of Conservation in May 2005. General Policy is the highest level of statutory policy for conservation management.
Find conservation management plans.
View conservation management strategies.
This policy statement sets out DOC's approach to deer control. It takes a targeted control approach, designed to achieve clearly stated outcomes for the protection of indigenous plants and ecosystems.
Learn about DOC's role in promoting the conservation of natural and historic resources for present and future generations - both inside and outside DOC-managed areas.
The New Zealand government’s Guidance on Good Practice Biodiversity Offsetting in New Zealand (the Guidance) contains an overview of biodiversity offsetting, including its definition, principles, and key concepts.
View a summary of Department of Conservation management planning documents, when they were approved, and when the next review is scheduled.
The Department of Conservation is progressively implementing a more nationally-consistent and cohesive approach to conservation management across New Zealand’s lands and waters.
Find out how DOC is encouraging more people to participate in outdoor recreation and protecting and bringing to life our historic heritage
The National Education Strategy 2010-2030: Investing in Conservation Education for a Sustainable and Prosperous Future describes our approach to conservation education which is to focus on proactive, quality education activities with young people.
Review the General Policy for National Parks and various National park management plans.
View DOC's operational plans.
This Policy sets out principles and guidelines which the Department will follow in making the decision to initiate criminal proceedings (including infringement notices), and when considering appeals against Court decisions arising from the Department’s prosecutions.
Read the Department of Conservation's Strategic Direction statement.
Find DOC's visitor management publications.