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 June 2014.
Submissions on the draft Northland, Auckland and Waikato strategies have been summarised and the strategy documents have been revised in light of these submissions. The submission summaries and revised strategy document have been sent to the respective Conservation Boards for their consideration.
The Conservation Boards have up to six months to check the documents and then they will be forwarded to the NZ Conservation Authority and the Minister of Conservation for their consideration and approval.
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