The Department of Conservation works to a range of plans, strategies and agreements which set out goals, actions and directions for management work and strategic directions.

The Statement of Intent is a forward-looking document.  It sets out the longer term directions for the Department, as well as the management actions that will be undertaken in the coming year.

It sets out the Minister of Conservation's and Government's annual expectations of the department.

Conservation management strategies are 10 year regional strategies that provide and overview of conservation issues and give direction for the management of public conservation land and waters, and species for which the Department of Conservation has responsibility.

They provide a guide to how the department intends to manage the area and how it will set priorities about what has to be done.

The department also prepares other plans and strategies such as species recovery plans, recreation plans and pest management strategies. View our publications section for these documents.