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Canterbury Conservation Management Strategy consultation. Your heritage, your say - Tōu Taonga, Tōu Whakaaro
Jun 26th, 2013 at 5:12pm
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The Canterbury Department of Conservation Management Strategy is up for comments

I wont go into too much about my opinion of DoC Canterbury. I cant say this enough though.  Dont let them beat you down its important that we as individuals and clubs comment on this document.

Just so you know how this works.  The Canterbury Conservation Board prepare and produce a management strategy (CMS) for the area.  They do this every 10 years.  The Canterbury conservation Board are good people to deal with they are not Doc Canterbury.  They are locals and do have minds of their own they represent our interests in how we would like to see the Conservation land run.  In my experience they have listened to a hunters perspective with an open mind and are approachable.

The CMS they produce is required to adhere to and exists within the framing legislation such as the Conservation Act National Parks Act and the Conservation policy 2005.  The main purpose of the conservation board is to listen and develop the CMS with influence from the general public.  If you want a say on huts, tracks and areas of interest to you or your recreational group considered then the CMS is where you should speak.  If you want concession activity removed from a CMS or access and activities to be permitted the CMS is one place you must be heard on.

In the next few weeks I will go through the CMS and prepare a primer for people intersted in making a submission but here is an example of the sort of issues in a CMS I lifted this one out of a previous CMS document.

15.Undertake operational monitoring of all pest control operations, including the following:
• pre-monitoring of natural condition and animal densities
• post-operation density performance monitoring to determine project effectiveness
• various post-operation monitoring of natural values to determine improvements in natural quality.

16.Control wild animals such as deer, pig, chamois and thar in most areas by recreational hunters and/or
commercial operators, unless monitoring shows this to be ineffective.

17.Continue to assess recreational hunting in RHAs for its effectiveness in adequately protecting the
vegetation, soils, water and wildlife of the area.

Canterbury CMS – September 2000 177

18.Vary or revise the following wild animal control plans at least every five years or sooner as required, in accordance with the Wild Animal Control Act 1977:
•Oxford Recreational Hunting Area (Griffiths, 1982)
•Lake Sumner Recreational Hunting Area (Belton, 1986)
• Himalayan Thar Control Plan 1993

19.Encourage and allow for recreational hunting by permit only on appropriate land managed by the

20.Determine priority areas for wild animal control and relevant wild animal density thresholds based on
their impacts on indigenous vegetation, and the significance of that vegetation.

21.Determine the number of aircraft to be permitted under a WARS licence. This may be for any species of wild animal, for the Conservancy, or any part thereof having regard to:
• the provisions of the Wild Animal Control Act
• the requirement to protect native flora and fauna
• conflict with other legitimate uses of lands managed by the Department

So you see from above the CMS affects RHA's, concession activity, funding for tracks, a whole host of activities.
If anyone has an area of interest to themselves or their club I am more than happy to help them out with information to assist their submission.

Here is the link to the DoC site   Canterbury Conservation Management Strategy

Here is the email address at DoC for more CMS  information
Here is the email address for South Island specific CMS information

The Conservation General Policy 2005 is worth a read its a guide to whats covered in a CMS it has a big part to play in shaping a CMS. This policy requires the CMS to do many things, including, but not limited to:
• Identify how to integrate management of places to achieve national conservation outcomes.
• Clarify priorities for management of conservation resources.
• Guide decision-making (e.g. concessions).
• Coordinate planning between conservation management strategies and plans.
• Identify outcomes at places.

Here is the 2005 Conservation Policy 2005 Conservation Policy

How to make a submission and the submission form for down load  Make a Submission
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Re: Canterbury Conservation Management Strategy consultation. Your heritage, your say - Tōu Taonga, Tōu Whakaaro
Reply #1 - Jun 26th, 2013 at 6:43pm
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Pigs: "control to low densities by aerial poisoning"

Is there a toxin registered for aerial application for pigs??

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No there is no toxin approved for aerial application for pigs.

Please refer Otago CMS topic for general CMS comment.
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