A Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) is a 10 year strategic document that describes how the places, native plants and animals entrusted to the department's care will be managed.
Submissions closed on the draft Canterbury, Otago and Southland Murihiku strategies in September 2013 and hearings have been held for submitters who wished to be heard. Submissions received have been summarised and the draft CMSs are now being revised in light of these submissions.
We expect to present revised drafts to respective Conservation Boards by October 2014. Submitters will get information if their submission points have been accepted when the CMSs are referred to Conservation Boards.
The Northland and Waikato CMSs have been approved and can be viewed here:
The New Zealand Conservation Authority approved the Auckland CMS at its October 2014 meeting. The CMS will become operative on 17 November 2014 and will be available on this website.
Find out who gets involved and the formal statutory process for developing conservation management strategies.
Find the conservation management strategy consultation information for each region, including the consultation timetable.
Find how what is involved in making a submission on a draft conservation management strategy. Download the factsheet the submission form.
In this video Department of Conservation Programme Manager Kerry Swadling explains how DOC has produced maps with indicative national conservation priorities and now needs input from communities on what is important to you.
Current conservation management strategies