Hawaii: Keep Puako Beautiful; Get the Drift and Bag It, the International Coastal Cleanup Event
Sep
21
7:30 AM07:30

Hawaii: Keep Puako Beautiful; Get the Drift and Bag It, the International Coastal Cleanup Event

  • Hapuna Beach Road Waimea, HI, 96743 United States (map)
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Come help us on this international coastal cleanup effort with Keep Puako Beautiful! RSVP for this fun and educational Āina stewardship event at keeppuakobeautiful@gmail.com.

Hosted by: South Kohala Reef Alliance & Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful

South Kohala celebration: 25 site clean up for Get the Drift and Bag It; the International Coastal Cleanup

Located: Hapuna Beach: Begins at 7:30am, and ends at 11:30am

Meet & sign in at the south pavilion

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3rd Annual National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop
Oct
21
to Oct 24

3rd Annual National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop

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“The National Cohesive Strategy pushes us to challenge our current and historical approaches to our nation’s rapidly changing wildfire realities and reach beyond our jurisdictional borders to:

  • redefine and understand risk,

  • share and co-manage risk,

  • set large, landscape-level and community-wide priorities, and

  • collectively invest in an outcome-based approach to achieve resilient landscapes, fire adapted communities and a safe, effective wildfire response.


As we stand on the precipice of a new wildland fire paradigm, 
we have the opportunity to define it, 
not be defined by it.
 

To maintain and strengthen meaningful progress towards this vision, the 3rd Annual National Cohesive Strategy Workshop will provide a forum unlike others for collaborative interaction. It will provide an innovative, shared-learning environment for exploration, discussion, understanding, brainstorming, connection and collaboration around the issues we must face to improve outcomes related to wildland fire.  It will allow stakeholders to understand their roles and the opportunities for outcome-based approaches through continued and active implementation of the National Cohesive Strategy and how this will allow us to define a future with wildland fire as a key component of healthy ecosystems that meet social and management requirements.”

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26th Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference
Jul
9
to Jul 11

26th Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference

  • Hawaii Convention Center (map)
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Save the Date! Hawaii Conservation Conference for 2019 will be from July 9 to 11. This year’s theme is He ʻaʻaliʻi ku makani au: Resilience in the Face of Change.

The Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference allows a diverse group of scientists, policymakers, conservation practitioners, educators, students and community members from Hawaiʻi and the Pacific to converge and discuss conservation. It’s a time to connect, share and inspire, all with the common goal of caring for our natural resources.”

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OAHU: Public Presentation - Retired CalFire Chief to Reflect on 30 Years of Service
Jun
24
4:00 PM16:00

OAHU: Public Presentation - Retired CalFire Chief to Reflect on 30 Years of Service

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An exciting opportunity to hear from retired CalFire Chief Ken Pimlott, who dedicated 30 years of service to the California state fire department. He will reflect on the challenges of wildfire response, especially with the deadliest fire season in California history this past year. This is a rare opportunity that we hope you can join. It is free and open to all!

Mahalo DLNR for hosting this event!

Banner photo: CalFire responding to Lilac Fire. Credit: Jeff Hall/Cal Fire for KVCR News

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OAHU: 4th Annual Waianae Coast Emergency Preparedness Fair
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

OAHU: 4th Annual Waianae Coast Emergency Preparedness Fair

The Wai`anae Coast Disaster Readiness Team (WCDRT), in collaboration with other local organizations, will conduct the “4th Annual Wai`anae Coast Emergency Preparedness Fair” on June 1, 2019, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Wai`anae Mall.

Banner photo credit: Dr. Clay Trauernicht, UH CTAHR Cooperative Extension

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WEBINAR: Limitations of Post-Fire Regeneration in Māmane in Hawaii
May
30
7:00 AM07:00

WEBINAR: Limitations of Post-Fire Regeneration in Māmane in Hawaii

The threat of wildfire is a large concern in the dryland, alpine shrubland ecosystems of Hawai ‘i. This unique ecosystem is dominated by māmane (Sophora chrysophylla), a dry forest leguminous tree species that is the exclusive food source for the Palila (Loxioides bailleui), an endemic and federally endangered Hawaiian bird. Curiously, in this ecosystem, it is common to see many intact māmane seeds on the ground, but very few māmane seedlings. This webinar will discuss research focused on phosphorus (P) fertilization and soil bacterial that aids in nitrogen fixation to test potential restoration techniques in burned and unburned areas where wildfire is common. This research can help increase the success of current habitat management and restoration efforts for DoD managed lands. 

To join the webinar, go to: https://dodnatres.adobeconnect.com/webinarseries/ 

Conference Number: 1-877-885-1087 
Participant Code: 713-286-7186 

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting or just want to test your connection prior to the webinar, visit: https://dodnatres.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm 

Adobe Connect has a maximum attendance capacity of 100 users. We advise users in the same office building to attend as a group to ensure as many users can join this webinar as possible. If you are unable to join the webinar, we will post a recording on the NR Program web portal at: http://www.dodnaturalresources.net/Webinar-Series.html 

DoD Natural Resources Program, www.denix.osd.mil/nr/ 

DoDNatRes@bah.com 

Twitter: @DoDNatRes 

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
May
21
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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KAUAI: Community Disaster Preparedness Fair
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

KAUAI: Community Disaster Preparedness Fair

“ You can fight fires with the pros on Saturday at the Hanapepe National Guard Armory, at the Kauai Community Disaster Preparedness fair. It is free.

Set to run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the fair is a chance to learn from the experts about preparing for disasters. Along with learning how to use a fire extinguisher alongside firefighters, try out radios that would take the place of cell phones and landlines, learn first aid and control bleeding.”

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
May
15
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Kauai ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop (Part 2: In the Field)
May
14
9:00 AM09:00

Kauai ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop (Part 2: In the Field)

Wildfire Community Preparedness Month continues with a 2-part ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop hosted by DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and HWMO.

The first day, May 13, is in a classroom-style setting at West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center. You will learn the ins and outs of science-based best practices for Firewise yard maintenance, home structure fire-proofing, and family emergency plan creation.

On day 2, May 14, we will be meeting at the 1st Pavilion at Puʻu Ka Pele Lookout in Kokeʻe. We will walk around several cabins in Kokeʻe to put new home ignition zone assessment skills into practice.

All are welcome to these free workshops and you can show up to one or the other, or even better, both!

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
May
14
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Kauai ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop (Part 1: Classroom)
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Kauai ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop (Part 1: Classroom)

  • West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Wildfire Community Preparedness Month continues with a 2-part ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop hosted by DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and HWMO.

The first day, May 13, is in a classroom-style setting at West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center. You will learn the ins and outs of science-based best practices for Firewise yard maintenance, home structure fire-proofing, and family emergency plan creation.

On day 2, May 14, we will be meeting at the 1st Pavilion at Puʻu Ka Pele Lookout in Kokeʻe. We will walk around several cabins in Kokeʻe to put new home ignition zone assessment skills into practice.

All are welcome to these free workshops and you can show up to one or the other, or even better, both!

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Nā Mamo O Kāwā Community Wildfire Preparedness Day
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Nā Mamo O Kāwā Community Wildfire Preparedness Day

Our friends from Nā Mamo O Kāwā in Kaʻū host a community work day every second Saturday. This May 11, HWMO will be joining them as part of Community Wildfire Prep Day. We will share wildfire preparedness information and giveaways to volunteers who join. The focus of this work day is fuels reduction to protect the native habitat that NMOK is restoring.

NMOK work to restore the native habitat and reduce the wildfire threat in Kāwā is critical, but also runs deeper than that:

“Nā Mamo o Kāwā (NMOK) facilitate the care for the precious cultural and natural resources of Kāwā through community-based, self-determined stewardship efforts.  NMOK recognized the burgeoning need to revitalize a puʻuhonua (biocultural refuge) where lineal descendants, community members, and volunteers collectively engage in the timeless practice of aloha ʻāina to honor generations of land-human relationships in Kaʻū.  The ahupuaʻa land management activities that take place on the property is the maintenance of the fresh water springs and trails (coastal and forest), and the restoration of the Kāwā dry forest, coastal, and estuary/fishpond ecosystems.”

Photo Credit: Nā Mamo O Kāwā

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Kaʻū ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Kaʻū ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop

In the evening (starting at 6:00 p.m.on Friday, May 10 at the Pahala Plantation House, you can join HWMO and NMOK for a free and family-friendly educational “ReadySetGo!” Wildfire Preparedness Workshop. Participants will learn how to use proper landscaping techniques and home structure modifications to protect your family and property from wildfire and to work as a community towards the common goal of fire protection. HWMO will also share information on how to develop a clear, achievable family emergency plan, what actions to take during a wildfire, and proper evacuation procedures. Each attendee will also receive a free copy of the ReadySetGo! Hawaii Wildland Fire Action Guide, which can be used as a step-by-step tool for carrying out the recommended actions.

2019 is shaping up to be a busy wildfire year. With a weak El Niño starting to kick in, experts predict wildfire activity will increase due to worsening drought conditions and the enormous vegetative growth from a rainy past several of months. Wildfires are a growing health and safety concern in Kaʻū and throughout the Hawaiian Islands and have impacts to our communities, businesses, infrastructure, watersheds, and cultural and nearshore resources. Recently, two large workshops were held on Hawaiʻi Island to identify key target areas for vegetation management activities to reduce wildfire risk. A significant portion of the participants, who represented various agencies, non-profits, businesses, and community groups highlighted Kaʻū as a top priority district for future wildfire management activities.

On Saturday, May 4, people from across the U.S. will participate in Community Wildfire Preparedness Day, a day to take action to increase wildfire safety in the community. As part of the festivities the following week, Hawaiʻi Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) and Nā Mamo O Kāwā (NMOK), two non-profit organizations, are teaming-up for a weekend of fun, learning, and action-taking. HWMO is a Waimea-based non-profit dedicated to protecting communities and natural resources across the Hawaiian Islands. Nā Mamo O Kāwā (NMOK) is a Hawaiian non-profit that facilitates the care for the precious cultural and natural resources of Kāwā through community-based, self-determined stewardship efforts. 

The next day, Saturday, May 11, you will have an opportunity to use your new wildfire preparedness knowledge to join a volunteer work day to reduce wildfire hazards and restore the native habitat of Kāwā. The work day will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you would like to join, meet at the Northern entrance for Kāwā for sign-in, safety briefing, and opening protocol. Please bring a water bottle, lunch, closed toed shoes, long sleeved T-shirt, and pants. Tools, gloves, water, and light refreshments provided.


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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
May
8
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
May
7
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
May
4
6:00 AM06:00

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

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The annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is coming up in May. It’s not too early to start spreading the word!

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a national day of community action towards wildfire readiness and risk reduction. “Since the inception of National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, NFPA and State Farm have partnered together to give communities an opportunity to apply for $500 to fund their wildfire risk reduction activities. The deadline has passed for 2019 but if you didn’t apply, we still encourage you to hold a Preparedness Day event this May!

Need project ideas? Click the button below, courtesy of our friends from Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network.

"We had a very busy May 6 fire fuel reduction project. Approx. 6 tons of dry trees, grasses, shrubs, etc were removed and mulched to be used along the borders to further reduce our fire risks. We are very grateful for the funding that allowed us to make our community a more fire resistant and safer place to live."
Diane "Maka'ala" Kanealii, Executive Director, Kailapa Community Association

Banner photo: Kamilonui Valley-Mariner’s Cove Wildfire Prep Day 2018, Credit: Livable Hawaii Kai Hui

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
May
1
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
Apr
30
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
Apr
24
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
Apr
23
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
Apr
17
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
Apr
16
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nā Mamo O Kāwā Community Work Day
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Nā Mamo O Kāwā Community Work Day

Our friends from Nā Mamo O Kāwā in Kaʻū host a community work day every second Saturday. Their work to restore the native habitat and reduce the wildfire threat in Kāwā is critical, but also runs deeper than that:

“Nā Mamo o Kāwā (NMOK) facilitate the care for the precious cultural and natural resources of Kāwā through community-based, self-determined stewardship efforts.  NMOK recognized the burgeoning need to revitalize a puʻuhonua (biocultural refuge) where lineal descendants, community members, and volunteers collectively engage in the timeless practice of aloha ʻāina to honor generations of land-human relationships in Kaʻū.  The ahupuaʻa land management activities that take place on the property is the maintenance of the fresh water springs and trails (coastal and forest), and the restoration of the Kāwā dry forest, coastal, and estuary/fishpond ecosystems.”

Photo Credit: Nā Mamo O Kāwā

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 Molokaʻi Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning and Mapping Workshop
Apr
2
8:00 AM08:00

Molokaʻi Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning and Mapping Workshop

Your input is a very important part of developing next step actions for wildfire risk reduction on Molokaʻi.

Your input is a very important part of developing next step actions for wildfire risk reduction on Molokaʻi.

You are invited to the Molokaʻi Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning and Mapping Workshop on April 2 hosted by Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization and partners.   

Register for FREE and confirm your spot

When: April 2, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: The Nature Conservancy Office, 23 Pueo Place, Kaunakakai

Join the broader community of Molokaʻi professionals dealing with wildfire threats and impacts for a facilitated conversation about next step hazard reduction priorities and projects.

Marking priority areas for fuels treatments.

Marking priority areas for fuels treatments.

During the action planning portion of the workshop, participants will:

  • Check out the results of recent efforts to map current management of hazardous vegetative fuels (thanks to all of the information that partners contributed, thus far).

  • Identify and discuss shared regional fuels management priorities and projects to mitigate the risks of wildfire across our island landscapes through a facilitated series of small and large group conversations.  Your knowledge and priorities will contribute to planning next steps in the ongoing collaboration to manage vegetative fuels to reduce wildfire and protect both our communities and natural resources.

During the mapping portion of the workshop, participants will:

  • Add to the map of current and desired hazardous vegetative fuels management projects. Workshop attendee(s) should be those who are familiar with delineating the locations of vegetation management activities (fuel/firebreaks, shaded/living fuelbreaks, grazing, thinning, invasive removal, native restoration, etc.) and their associated details (type of work being done, frequency of activity, etc.).

Tentative Agenda:
8-11 a.m.: Action Planning
11-11:30 a.m.: Mapping Intro
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Lunch Break
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Mapping

Spread the word with your network -- your input matters!  This workshop will be valuable to those working in:

  • Land and Natural Resource Management

  • Fire and Emergency Response

  • Planning

  • Agricultural Operations

  • Utilities

We hope you can meet us there and contribute to this valuable and landmark effort for wildfire protection planning!

To learn more:

Project information: http://www.hawaiiwildfire.org/vegetative-fuels-management-mapping

If you have further questions or concerns, contact Pablo Akira Beimler: e-mail pablo@hawaiiwildfire.org or Lele Kimball: lele@hawaiiwildfire.org or call (808) 885-0900.

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13th Annual Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium
Mar
27
9:00 AM09:00

13th Annual Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium

“The 13th annual Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium will be Wednesday, March 27th, at the ‘Imiloa center in Hilo!  Join us for another year of interesting talks and great networking. The registration fee of $75 ($40 students) will include lunch by ‘Imiloa.  

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Powers from the University of Minnesota. An avid researcher of tropical dry forests in Costa Rica since 1994, Powers researches the relationships among ecological processes, the patterns they generate, and the effects of anthropogenic environmental changes across a range of spatial and temporal scales. She will help set the stage for our theme that emphasizes setting and achieving realistic goals for dry forest restoration in our uncertain era of climate change, competitive funding, diverse community priorities, and related green infrastructure initiatives. Dr. Tamara Ticktin of UH-Manoa will follow with environmental, cultural and management tradeoffs in forest restoration and collaboratively developing successful hybrid restoration approaches. Jen Lawson of Waikoloa Dry Forest will provide information on their unique approach emphasizing community involvement. The full speaker line-up is still in development, but several other talks will also focus on using novel approaches to achieve dry forest conservation. There will also be a speed session with exhilarating 5-minute highlight updates from many dry forest restoration sites. We will also hear from Dr. Patrick Hart of UH-Hilo Biology on his exciting discoveries in acoustic ecology in Hawai‘i and other areas. 

HWMO will also be a speaker this year: Fire Follows Fuel: A Collaborative Approach Towards Cross-Boundary Vegetative Fuels Management for Wildfire Mitigation.

There will be a poster session outside the ‘Imiloa auditorium during lunch, but space is limited so priority will be given to posters that support this year’s theme.  Contact Ron Terry (rterry@hawaii.rr.com) if you would like to present information about your group, activity or research project. 

There will be one field trip the day before (Tuesday, Prince Kuhio Day) to an area of dry/mesic forest of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Full details will be announced later. “

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