DOC is working to stop the decline of Ō Tū Wharekai wetlands through intensive management, researching and trialling new methodologies and raising awareness of the plight of wetlands by education and involving the community.
Find out about the aims and objectives for our work at Ō Tū Wharekai.
Find out about research and monitoring for Ō Tū Wharekai.
With the inventory phase completed and monitoring regimes established, DOC is moving into intensive management.
A recreation plan has been written to consolidate the planning directions for recreational activities and facilities in Ō Tū Wharekai (the Ashburton Lakes and upper Rangitata River.)
The Ō Tū Wharekai Wetland Restoration Project encompasses the Ashburton lakes complex and upper Rangitata River. This report describes the conservation outcomes for the site and community engagement for 2007-2011.
World Wetlands Day
DOC's 24 hour emergency hotline:
0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468)
Call to report sick or injured wildlife, and whale or dolphin strandings.