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 our flora and fauna. They represent the public interest in conservation within their region.

Conservation Board nominations are open

The Minister of Conservation is seeking nominations for membership of Conservation Boards in 2023.

This is your opportunity to get involved and contribute to the conservation efforts in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will have an interest in conservation issues and DOC's work, and are able to offer the perspective of your local community,

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 Tuesday 31 January 2023.

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, 137K)


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

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