IntroductionOur approach to managing New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage.
Categories of conservation land
The public conservation land we administer has different layers of protection, depending on which category or status it holds under various legislation.
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.
Marine mammal conservation
Our role includes responsibilities in whale and dolphin watching, whale strandings and accidental catch of marine mammals in fishing.
Statutory land management
There are a number of statutory requirements associated with the management of public conservation land.