Prepared by Jill Ozarski, 2015
with funding from the sponsors of the Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy
Jill has worked in natural resource conservation for nearly 20 years and most recently served as the Senior Natural Resources Advisor to United States Senator Mark Udall from Colorado. In that role, she covered issues appearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, including national parks and monuments, wildland fire, forestry, public and private land conservation, endangered species, and disaster recovery.
Prior to serving the U.S. Senate, Jill worked the NGO and government sectors on private land conservation and tax incentives, coastal management, public land management planning, endangered species protection and public finance. She is a graduate of Southampton College (B.S.) and Duke University (Master of Public Policy, Master of Environmental Management).
During her Ian Axford Fellowship in New Zealand, Jill was hosted by the Department of Conservation. She explored public-private sector partnerships with case studies and interviews of conservation and industry leaders across the country. Her report is titled “Cooperation for Mutual Benefit: Opportunities for primary industry and the New Zealand Department of Conservation.”
New Zealand is known around the world for its clean, green image, and both the Department of Conservation and primary industry have a role to play in preserving that image. This report tells the story of existing public-private sector partnerships and perceptions between the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) and primary industry, including lessons learned, opportunities for the future, and comparison with a relevant partnership example in the United States.
This report profiles collaborative conservation projects across the country, including:
Findings and recommendations include:
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