Talk:Department of Conservation (New Zealand)

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I'm interested in walking the glacier . i understand you can stay in one of the department huts for little money , Whats the deal, ? Bob Turner ,Boston

Which glacier? There are some huts available cheap but it depends on many factors. You should contact the department directly to find out more details. The web site is -- FP <talk><edits> 04:36, May 9, 2005 (UTC)

Links need to be extended[edit]

Should this page contain links to

Added them Richard001 20:16, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Source tag[edit]

Alan per your request: I placed the tag because the sources are not readily identified (footnotes would be cool), and passages such as, "...was believed to have killed DOC worker Mark Kearney. At the exact time of the eruption, Mr Kearney is thought to have been taking temperature measurements of the lake as part of a programme for monitoring volcanic activity." are a bit less definitive than is typical on Wikipedia. Also, "Many people in New Zealand criticised the government for the department's situation..." offers no sources. How many people, who were they, are there news articles that reference this critiism, etc. I hope you don't take this as me being overly-critical, but the article has promise and I'd just like to see it be improved and properly sourced. Cheers. &#0149;Jim62sch&#0149; 11:31, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:DOClogo.gif[edit]

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Info for future edit (maybe??):

  • Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) - A classification on the basis of setting, activity and the visitor experience. It ranges from the urban environment to remote wilderness areas of the backcountry. There are seven main ROS classes: Urban, Urban Fringe, Rural, Backcountry Drive-in, Backcountry Walk-in, Remote and Wilderness. ROS classification provides a wide recreation-based context to the management of individual sites. Thus the visitor needs and the characteristics of the setting can together guide what services and facilities are provided.


from hidden edit on article page; moved Dick Bos (talk) 20:03, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Cave Creek and the History of DOC[edit]

I've noticed there's a section about the Cave Creek disaster, but I think there's a lot more that could be said about the entire history of DoC leading up to this point and after it. The Raoul Island thing was just an incident and maybe shouldn't be in this article in hindsight. Cave Creek, on the other hand, wasn't just an incident---it was a very major turning point in DoC's history. Prior to 1995, DoC had a tiny head office and its regions and conservancies were largely autonomous and often understaffed. DoC didn't have any serious central coordination, or really know where its money was being spent, so even if the government had wanted to spend money on DoC (which it didn't), it would've been hard for DoC to make a good case for it. After Cave Creek and the investigation, things changed a lot. I might try to contribute to Wikipedia when I have time, but if anyone wants to have a go then it needs doing. Izogi (talk) 04:55, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Mammal eradication programs and efforts[edit]

Oddly, the article does not seem to mention the rather massive mammal eradication programs and efforts undertaken by the Department of Conservation. There is a very good long-form magazine article on the subject here: The Big Kill, New Yorker, December 2014. And here is the wikicode for a citation: <ref name=tny20141223> {{cite news |last1=Kolbert|first1=Elizabeth |title=The Big Kill : New Zealand's crusade to rid itself of mammals |url= |accessdate=23 December 2014 |work=The New Yorker |date=23 December 2014 }}</ref> Cheers. N2e (talk) 19:38, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

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