Department of Conservation field-based courses

These field based courses are face-to-face practical courses for anyone that works or wants to work or volunteer in conservation.  They are suitable for volunteers, funding recipients, territorial authority and regional council staff, or members of community groups and trusts.  To attend any of these courses you need to enrol with the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). The courses are delivered and administered by NMIT in partnership with DOC. 

Courses offered include

  • 20 x 20 Plots and Reconnaissance Descriptions field course
  • Animal Pest Control Methods field course
  • First Aid in the Outdoors field course
  • Five Minute Bird Count (5MBC) field course
  • Foliar Browse Index (FBI) field course
  • Historic Heritage – Basic Principles training course
  • Plant Identification field course
  • Weed Management and Monitoring field course

Check the NMIT website for information  –