FMC’s submission on the Clean Water 2017 consultation can be found here: FMC submission on Clean Water 2017
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
Federated Mountain Clubs, as representative of New Zealand’s outdoor community, is calling upon American media personality Matt Lauer to restart negotiations with the community regarding his purchase of the Hunter Valley Station.
Federated Mountain Clubs welcomes Mr Lauer and his family to New Zealand. They have made a wise choice; however, we also invite them […]
Nominations are now open for the FMC Executive for 2017/2018. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference for our outdoor community. To understand the breadth of FMC’s work, and what we are trying to achieve read our strategic plan.
For the first time our Individual Supporters may be nominated, though voting rights remain […]
FMC recently submitted on the preliminary tenure review proposal for Twin Peaks station which lies in the northern extremity of the St Bathans range south of Omarama. It is exciting to see the tenure review of this property progress as it will nearly complete a longheld dream of contiguous public conservation land from the […]
In the next month or two, most holidaying Kiwis will witness first-hand the pressures of burgeoning tourism. Its impacts on infrastructure are obvious; roads, carparks, campsites, conservation honeypots, even recreation access across private land, all are creaking under the load, much of which is down to sheer numbers. The recently-released McKinsey report, commissioned by […]