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.
There are a number of statutory requirements associated with the management of public conservation land.
DOC is encouraging more people to participate in outdoor recreation and protecting and bringing to life our historic heritage
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.
Information on DOC’s role working with the Resource Management Act.