National Park Management Plans

National Park Management Plans

The Department of Conservation is amidst a very busy period of planning processes. The Management Plans for both the Westland Tai Poutini and Aoraki Mount Cook National Parks are currently up for review.

Recreation Aotearoa is amongst a select few organisations that are consulted prior to the formulation of the Draft Plans. We also make submissions to the public consultation process.

The major thrust of our submissions and others in the recreation sector, has been to push back against what is perceived as over-catering to the tourism industry at the expense of the NZ recreation community. These National Parks are vast tracts of New Zealands public conservation land, so it is important that the Department gets the balance of Conservation, Recreation and Tourism right. You can read our submissions below.

Recreation Aotearoa submission to the Aoraki Mount Cook NP Management Plan

Recreation Aotearoa submission to the Draft Westland Tai Poutini National Park Management Plan

To give us your views on this issue, contact our Advocacy Manager.

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