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


Conservation Boards share in a vision to protect New Zealand's flora and fauna in the contemporary environment. They are concerned with representing the public interest in conservation within their geographical area of jurisdiction.


Conservation Board nominations are open

We are now accepting nominations for conservation board appointments in 2022. Anyone can apply. Visit what conservation boards do to understand more about what it means to be a conservation board member. 

How to apply

Any person or organisation can make a nomination using the online form. Nominations close 5 pm Monday 31 January 2022.

Apply to be a Conservation Board member.

If required, the form below can be completed and returned via email or post.

Download the nomination form (DOC, 145K)


Contact the Statutory Bodies Team if you would prefer a paper nomination form or have questions: nominations@doc.govt.nz

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