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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.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland Murihiku

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. Submitters will get information if their submission points have been accepted when the CMSs are referred to Conservation Boards.

Northland, Auckland and Waikato

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 were then considered by the relevant conservation boards. 

All three strategies have now been forwarded to the New Zealand Conservation Authority for approval. The Authority will consult with the Minister of Conservation and iwi named in Treaty settlement legislation before the strategies are finalised.


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To find out how you can get involved in conservation activities near you, contact your local DOC office