Published:  

June 2007
This management plan contains detailed objectives and policies for the effective management of Fiordland National Park.

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Contents

Part One: Introduction

  • 1.1 Peamble
  • 1.2 History
  • 1.3 Legislative Context
  • 1.4 Planning Context

Part Two: Treaty of Waitangi Relationships

  • 2.1 Giving effect to the Priniciples of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • 2.2 Responsibilities under the Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
  • 2.3 Giving Effect to the Ngāi Tahu (Pounamu Vesting) Act 1997

Part Three: Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area

  • 3.1 Te Wāhipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Area

Part Four: Biodiversity, Landscapes and Historic Management

  • 4.1 Planning Rationale
  • 4.2 Assessment of Values and Places
  • 4.3 Preservation of Indigenous Species and Habitats
  • 4.4 Biosecurity
  • 4.5 Introduced Animals4.6 Introduced Plants
  • 4.7 Water and Fish
  • 4.8 Island Management
  • 4.9 Marine Mammals
  • 4.10 Ecosystem Management, Survey and Monitoring
  • 4.11 Facilities and Access for Ecosystem Management
  • 4.12 Historic and Cultural Heritage Management
  • 4.13 Additions of Areas to Fiordland National Park

Part Five: Visitor management

  • 5.1 Planning Rationale
  • 5.2 Visitor Audit
  • 5.3 Visitor Settings 
  • 5.4 Concessions
  • 5.5 Aircraft Access
  • 5.6 Boating and Facilities
  • 5.7 Roading, Vehicle Use and Other Transport Options (Other than Aircraft and Boating)
  • 5.8 Recreation Facilities
  • 5.9 Interpretation and Education
  • 5.10 Sports Fishing
  • 5.11 Recreational Hunting of Wild Animals
  • 5.12 Game Bird Hunting
  • 5.13 Filming
  • 5.14 Cave and Karst Systems
  • 5.15 Rock-climbing and Abseiling
  • 5.16 Visitor Monitoring

Part Six: Management of Natural Resource Use

  • 6.1 Planning Rationale
  • 6.2 Audit of Current Resource Use
  • 6.3 Mining and Gravel Extraction
  • 6.4 Water Resources
  • 6.5 Hydro Electric Power Development
  • 6.6 Whitebait Fishing
  • 6.7 Eeling
  • 6.8 Stock Grazing
  • 6.9 Sphagnum Moss Harvesting
  • 6.10 Ngāi Tahu Customary Use
  • 6.11 Telecommunications Facilities
  • 6.12 Private Huts
  • 6.13 Military Use
  • 6.14 Facilities Associated with the Commercial Fishing Industry
  • 6.15 Access and Utilities

Glossary

Appendices

  • Appendix A - Fiordland National Park Bylaws
  • Appendix B - Tūtoko Tōpuni
  • Appendix C - Deeds of Recognition
    • Deed of Recognition for Tūtoko
    • Deed of Recognition for Te Anau-au (Lake Te Anau), Southland
    • Deed of Recognition for Moturau (Lake Manapōuri), Southland
    • Deed of Recognition for Lake Hauroko, Southland
  • Appendix D - Taonga Species of Fiordland National Park
  • Appendix E - Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Protcols
  • Appendix F - Summary of Limits on Recreation and on Tourism Concessions in Fiordland National Park
  • Appendix G - Definitions for Visitor Facilties Management

Summary

The Fiordland National Park Management Plan is a statutory document and provides for the management of Fiordland National Park in accordance with the General Policy for National Parks 2005 and the Act. The management plan contains detailed objectives and policies for the effective management of the park.

The purpose of this plan is to express the Department of  Conservation’s overall management intentions for Fiordland National Park for the next 10 years (2007-2017). It is anticipated that this plan will have two main uses. Firstly, as an information resource and, secondly, as a guide for Fiordland National Park managers, commercial operators and the public when considering the future uses of Fiordland National Park.


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