Our policies and plans
IntroductionOur policies, plans and procedures describe how we manage the resources we are entrusted with.
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.
Statutory planning documents
Our statutory planning documents set out how DOC and our Treaty partners manage our natural and historic heritage.
Non-statutory management plans
View published non-statutory management plans for the operations of conservation areas.
Heritage and Visitor Strategy
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.
View guidance on biodiversity offsetting and guidance for biodiversity protection on private land.
DOC’s law enforcement policies
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.
Workplace alcohol and drug policy
Our workplace alcohol and drug policy is for DOC staff, independent contractors and volunteers.
Crown Conservation Contract guidance
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.
Code of Ethical Conduct
DOC must comply with the Code of Ethical Conduct when using animals in research, testing and teaching.