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FMC pushing for public access to Twizel’s backyard

Omahau Hills, the “Port Hills” of Twizel are currently going through the tenure review process. FMC is pushing for increased public access including a low-level track linking Twizel with Lake Ohau and complementing other local tracks.

The public access currently proposed includes easements on old 4WD routes to the high point at 1400 metres, but […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Submissions||Comments Off

Dreams for a ‘The Remarkables National Park’ reignited

A long-held dream, a national park that celebrates and preserves the dry highlands of Otago and Southland, has been reignited today as the Federated Mountain Clubs, with support from Forest and Bird and the New Zealand Alpine Club, call for the creation of a The Remarkables National Park.

Since the 1970′s, conservationists and outdoor recreationalists, led […]

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases||Comments Off

Remarkable Outdoors campaign launched

FMC has launched a campaign ‘Remarkable Outdoors’, designed to build the profile of conservation and outdoor issues as New Zealand heads into a general election.

FMC, which is carefully apolitical, believes that genuine progress in conservation and in the outdoor opportunities and lifestyle we enjoy as New Zealanders requires a consensus. Our success can only […]

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases||Comments Off

No to Native Logging

FMC has submited firmly against bizarre proposals by the Grey District Council to log some of its native forest reserves. The proposals, which came with only the scantiest information, include forest on the shores of Lake Brunner and were also loaded with a suggestion that to save these forests they could be swapped with […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Categories: Submissions||Comments Off

Clean Water 2017 Submission

FMC’s submission on the Clean Water 2017 consultation can be found here: FMC submission on Clean Water 2017

By |April 28th, 2017|Categories: Submissions||Comments Off

Routeburn shelter challenged

FMC has submitted against the proposed location of a lakeside lunch shelter for the exclusive use of guided walkers on the Routeburn track. While seeing the need for a shelter, the proposal shelter willl take over a lakeside clearing adjacent to the existing hut and affect the experience of people using the clearing for […]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Submissions||Comments Off

Wellington CMS Submission

FMC is concerned that Conservation Management Strategies are becoming all blurb and no backbone. There is a growing tendency to use the strategies  as  a place to declare that there will one day be a strategy. Owen Cox had a tough task in assessing, the Wellington Conservation Management Strategy draft, here is the FMC […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: News, Submissions||Comments Off

FMC Encouraged to see Ahuriri reclassifications

FMC is very supportive of DOC’s proposal to add 4808 hectares of stewardship land adjacent to the Ahuriri Conservation Park to the Park. The Ahuriri Conservation Park is one of a network of highcountry parks that FMC, along with Forest and Bird, successfully campaigned for in the 2000′s.

The larger blocks to be reclassified are […]

By |April 8th, 2017|Categories: News, Submissions||Comments Off

‘Backcountry’ on its way

The 207th FMC Bulletin, with its new masthead ‘Backcountry’ is on its way to subscribers around the country, with Te Araroa – Our National Trail featuring in the inaugural edition.

The FMC Bulletin  has been produced regularly since the 1950′s, with the current format, suitable for packing into the hills, introduced in the early 1980′s. […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: News||Comments Off

Federated Mountain Clubs resignation from LAWF

 Federated Mountain Clubs has resigned from the Land and Water Forum’s plenary group. “FMC supports the actions of Fish and Game and Forest and Bird in withdrawing from the forum – the government wasn’t listening to its recommendations despite the fact they were reached collaboratively by a spectrum of groups with interest in water, […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: News||Comments Off