DOC a range of plans, strategies and agreements which set out our goals, actions and directions for our work.
Also see corporate publications and science publications.
General policy is the highest level of statutory policy for conservation management on all public conservation lands and waters, including national parks.
Our statutory planning documents set out how DOC and our Treaty partners manage our natural and historic heritage.
View published non-statutory management plans for the operations of conservation areas.
DOC’s Heritage and Visitor Strategy guides our work to sustainably manage visitors to protect and enhance the values of New Zealand’s natural, cultural and historic heritage.
The Department of Conservation’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated by 1 February 2022.
View guidance on biodiversity offsetting and guidance for biodiversity protection on private land.
This strategy represents our commitment to investment in technology to be more efficient, effective, and safe when delivering conservation outcomes and working with conservation partners.
Our Enforcement Policy and Prosecution Policy guide DOC’s approach to enforcement and decision-making when conservation laws are broken.
View DOC's National Education Strategy and the governments Environmental Education for Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan.
Our workplace alcohol and drug policy is for DOC staff, independent contractors and volunteers.
This policy statement sets out our approach to deer control.
A Crown Conservation Contract is a mechanism in the Climate Change Response Act 2002 that enables public conservation land to be entered into the Emissions Trading Scheme.
DOC must comply with the Code of Ethical Conduct when using animals in research, testing and teaching.
Te Mana o te Taiao, the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020, will guide the way all of Aotearoa works to protect and restore nature.
DOC's procedural documents are provided here so we can share our best practice.