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The Otago Conservation Board has an advisory and community liaison role in the conservation of the Otago region.

    The Otago 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 Otago Conservation Management Strategy and the Mount Aspiring National Park Management Plan.

    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 Otago 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: Thursday, 11 July at 8:30am

    Venue: MS Teams

    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 | Āpiha Ūmanga Āwhina
    Dunedin Office | Ōtepoti Office
    Department of Conservation | Te Papa Atawhai
    PO Box 5244
    Dunedin 9054
    New Zealand


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