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 28 January 2019 at 5 pm.


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

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 28 January 2019 at 5 pm.

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

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