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The Nelson Marlborough Conservation Board has an advisory and community liaison role in the conservation of the Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough regions.

    The Nelson Marlborough Conservation Board is the community’s voice in conservation management in the region. The board gives advice to DOC on local conservation matters and carries out important planning roles.

    A major responsibility of the board is in the development and implementation of the Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Management Strategy, the Abel Tasman National Park Management Plan (NPMP), the Kahurangi NPMP, and the Nelson Lakes NPMP.

    These statutory plans identify and establish objectives for the integrated management of natural and historic resources within the region. The Conservation Board is involved in the preparation, review, amendment, and implementation monitoring of the plan.


    The Nelson Marlborough Conservation Board is active and passionate in their advocacy of the region’s conservation. The Board works with various conservation organisations and members of the public, to ensure they represent the interests of their locale in conservation, within a fast-changing contemporary environment.

    The Conservation Boards’ quarterly newsletter is a great way to keep informed with the recent activities of the Board, subscribe and explore the archive.

    The Board periodically makes submissions on a range of conservation issues; these are available for the public to view.

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    The Board meets up to six times a year at various locations. A public forum session, where members of the public can talk to the Board on conservation issues, is held at each meeting.

    Next meeting:6 June 2024, Te Hora, Canvastown 

    The full agenda for meetings is generally available from the Board Support Officer one week before the meeting date. View minutes and agendas from past meetings

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    Board Support Officer
    Whakatū / Nelson Office
    Department of Conservation
    Private Bag 5
    Nelson 7042
    New Zealand

    Phone: +64 27 336 4183

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