Conservation boards are independent bodies, established by statute. Each board represents the public interest in the work of DOC, and conservation in general, within the area of jurisdiction of that board. They are advisors to DOC and the New Zealand Conservation Authority.
There are 15 conservation boards, each with a defined geographical area and up to 12 members.
The Conservation Boards Have quarterly newsletter which aims to keep you informed about the activities of the conservation boards across the country.