If you want to use public conservation land to run a business or activity you must get permission from DOC in the form of a concession.
Apply for a permit to hold, catch, handle or release wildlife.
Apply for an authorisation to move, possess or farm freshwater species.
Apply for a permit to collect samples or undertake research on plants, soils, rocks, invertebrates, fresh water fish species or historic materials that are on public conservation land.
If you hold a concession from DOC here is information about the ongoing management of your concession.
DOC has a responsibility to ‘give effect to the principles’ of the Treaty of Waitangi (Treaty) in all the work we do.
Explore our nature with interactive mapping tools and free downloadable data.