DOC ranger working at Whangamarino Wetland, Waikato
The public conservation land we administer has different layers of protection, depending on which category or status it holds under various legislation.
Learn the various ways New Zealand's coastline is managed.
Our role includes responsibilities in whale and dolphin watching, whale strandings and accidental catch of marine mammals in fishing.
DOC is progressively implementing a more nationally-consistent and cohesive approach to conservation management.
DOC is encouraging more people to participate in outdoor recreation and protecting and bringing to life our historic heritage
Learn about DOC's role in promoting the conservation of natural and historic resources for present and future generations - both inside and outside DOC-managed areas.
DOC manages stewardship land under the Conservation Act 1987 to protect its natural and historic values.
Most mining activity in New Zealand is managed under the Crown Minerals Act and the Resource Management Act.