West Coast Tai Poutini conservation board members and DOC staff on Cobden Island
Image: John Reid | DOC


Harness your passion for conservation and your collaborative skills to represent local communities, advise DOC and protect local nature. Nominations close Saturday 14 April 2018 at 5 pm.


Sophie Smith
Sophie Smith, Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board, was inspired to become a conservation board member after hearing local people concerned about their environment and 'piece of Aotearoa', which echoed her thoughts on our environment

We’ve reopened the nomination process to reach a diverse range of applicants. Everyone who applied over the original period will still be considered.

Who can apply?

It makes no difference if you’re a student or retired, a farmer or a tourism operator – you just need a passion for conservation, enough time and energy to perform your role, and to be a good fit for your region’s conservation board.

Find out more: what conservation boards do

Nominate yourself or someone you know

Written nominations may be made by any person or organisation.

Nominations close Saturday 14 April 2018 at 5 pm.

Questions? Contact Rick McGovern-Wilson: rmcgovern@doc.govt.nz or phone +64 27 200 5716.

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