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.


Sophie Smith
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

We reopened the nomination process to reach a diverse range of applicants. Everyone who applied over the original period will still be considered.

Media release 18 March 2018: Diversity in conservation board membership sought

Nominations closed Saturday 14 April 2018.

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

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