2016 (partially reviewed 2022)
View the Otago Conservation Management Strategy 2016.


The Otago Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) describes the conservation values present in Otago, and provides guidance for the Department's work in the form of a vision, objectives, outcomes for Places, policies and milestones; translating the Department's strategic outcomes to Otago.

This CMS remains operative unless formally reviewed in full or in part or amended.

Volume I includes:

  • Part One: vision and objectives
  • Part Two: outcomes, policies and milestones for Places
  • Part Three: other specific policies that address legislative and general policy requirements
  • Part Four: implementation monitoring and reporting, and review
  • the glossary and appendices.

The vision and objectives in Part One, and the policies in Part Three, cover all public conservation lands and waters in Otago. The territorial jurisdiction aligns to the old Otago Conservancy boundary, which now covers parts of the Eastern South Island and Southern South Island Regions.

Volume II contains maps and a public conservation land inventory.


This CMS was partially reviewed to enable the consideration of bike tracks and trails on public conservation lands and waters. The New Zealand Conservation Authority approved this partial review in June 2022, and it became operative on 1 July 2022.

The partial review should be read in conjunction with the original document.

This CMS includes minor amendments made in accordance with section 17I(4) of the Conservation Act 1987 and approved by the New Zealand Conservation Authority in February 2017.

Publication information

Published by the Department of Conservation.

Volume 1
ISBN 978-0-478-15088-9 (print)
ISBN 978-0-478-15089-6 (online)

Volume II Maps
ISBN 978-0-478-15074-2 (web)
ISBN 978-0-478-15075-9 (print)


Ōtepoti / Dunedin Office
Phone:   03 477 0677
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Level 1 John Wickliffe House
265 Princes Street
Dunedin 9016
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Dunedin 9054

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