The WUI Conference is a worthwhile experience for learning from and networking with people from across the globe with an interest in wildfire prevention, mitigation, and response in the wildland urban interface (aka WUI).
“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 (email@example.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. “
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.”
“The 2018 HFCA Conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort and Spa, Koloa, Hawai’i, hosted by the Kaua’i Fire Department.
Our conference theme this year is ‘Ka Wehe Ana O Ke ‘which means ‘Opening a Pathway to Dawn, Transcending Tradition towards a New Frontier’”
NOTE: Times are in Pacific Daylight Time
Still a few months away, but save the date as the WUI Conference is a worthwhile experience for learning from and networking with people from across the globe with an interest in wildfire prevention, mitigation, and response in the WUI.
This year is the twelfth annual Nāhelehele Dryland Forest Symposium. It will feature presentations by scientists and conservationists who are working to learn about and preserve Hawaiian dryland forest plants and ecosystems. The Symposium will be held at the Courtyard at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel on Friday, February 9th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Early registration until January 30th is $75 and includes lunch and $5 parking. Student registration is $40 (reduced from $55) thanks to sponsorship by Hawai’i Forest Institute. After January 30th, late registration increases to $90 ($55 for students). Registration is limited to 200 to preserve the quality of the event for everyone attending and to facilitate networking. There will be two accompanying field trips ($40 each, lunch provided) to to Pōhakuloa Training Area on Thursday, February 8th and the Queen Emma Land Trust Dry Forest Restoration Project on Saturday, February 10th.
The dryland forests of Hawai‘i are fragile habitats that are home to many of the rarest plants in the world. Dryland forests were once considered to be the most diverse forest ecosystem on the Hawaiian Islands but today they are extremely deforested and degraded. Only remnant patches of the habitat remain to remind us of the highly diverse community of plants and animals that once dominated the landscape of West Hawai‘i. The Dryland Forest Symposium provides a forum for hearing about recent developments in dryland forest conservation and restoration, and an opportunity to interact with others interested in dryland forest.
Keynote speaker Dr. Rakan (Zak) Zahawi, new director of Lyon Arboretum at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, will start things off with a talk about dry forest restoration work in Costa Rica entitled “Project Orange: the Power of Agricultural Waste to Regenerate a Forest.” Zahawi will be followed by Dr. Jonathan Price, University of Hawai‘i Hilo, talking about “Coming up with Real Restoration Baselines.”
Don’t wait to register – field trips are limited to 25 and are on a first come, first served basis.
Pōhakuloa Training Area Natural Resources Management Tour
Thursday, February 8, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Queen Emma Land Trust Dry Forest Restoration Project
Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
NOTE: Times listed are in Pacific Daylight Time
"The CNH Forest Fire Council invites you to its 2017 Fall meeting/workshop/training event. The event this year is being held at the Red Lion Hotel in Redding, CA. The focus this year will be based on the "Implementation of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy." It will highlight solutions, science, and stories of successful strategies to address wildland fire under the framework of the National Wildland Fire Management Strategy.
A "Line Building" session is also being planned after the first day's discussion. This line building is all about food, fellowship, and a few adult beverages. No Red Cards needed.
The event registration fee is $120. The fee includes coffee breaks as well as the evening "Line Building" session. Vendors are able to display their wares. A fee of $175 per table will be assessed for the entire session. Multiple tables are available as well. Vendors will still need to pay for the registration fee in addition to the table fee.
You will also have the opportunity to get more involved with the CNH Forest Fire Council. Election of officers is on the agenda. If you are interested, contact any of the Planning Committee members.
We look forward to a spirited event and look forward to seeing you!"
"Date: Monday, July 17th, 2017
Time: 8am - 4pm
Location: Palehua in Makakilo, O'ahu, Hawaii
Format: Morning workshop followed by afternoon field trip.
Join us to explore a rarely-seen part of the Waianae Mountains and to learn about wildfire planning and mitigation.
Wildfire impacts and shapes landscapes and ecosystems in dramatic ways and poses significant challenges to conservation in Hawaii. This place-based training is affiliated with the Hawaii Conservation Conference but does not require conference registration to participate.
- Learn how climate, vegetation, and human activities create hazardous wildfire conditions
- Learn how to apply and integrate fire-related resources and information through a problem-based learning exercise
- Understand the challenges of integrating fire management and conservation objectives in the field.
- Share your own experiences, ideas, and approaches to conservation as well as land and fire management."
Check out our presentation, "An Informed and Proactive Island Community Gives Us a (Fire)Fighting Chance," at this year's HEEA Symposium on June 9th at 11:30 a.m.
Hawaiʻi Environmental Education Alliance (HEEA) is hosting our annual Environmental Education Symposium this summer within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park at the Kilauea Military Camp from June 8-10th, the first HEEA Symposium on Hawaiʻi Island. The event brings together formal and nonformal educators, environmental education practitioners, conservationists, and resource managers for three days of learning and networking. It features workshops, concurrent sessions, field experiences, and a special plenary presentation by Dr. Chip Fletcher, Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Geology & Geophysics, UH Manoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.
The theme of this year’s symposium is “Hawai'i Environmental Education in a Changing Climate,” and through a partnership with NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project, the symposium’s proceedings will share the latest tools, resources, and guidance on how to integrate the key themes of resiliency, stewardship, and meaningful action into formal and informal educational efforts. Furthermore, standards-based learning opportunities that highlight the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will be shared.
There are over 30 compelling presentations from partners in environmental education. Join U’ilani Lima to learn about the Molokai Digital Bus program. Create connections to art and science with Anya Tagawa of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife. Learn to write better grant proposals with Jim Foley of NOAA. They and many others will help build environmental literacy and connections across disciplines.
The symposium’s sponsors include NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project, The Learning Coalition, the Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation, Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, United States Forest Service, Hawai'i Electric Light, Pacific Islands Climate Education Partnership, DuPont Pioneer, and the Kokua Hawai'i Foundation.
For more information on the symposium, please call (808) 283-1631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy is a strategic push to work collaboratively among all stakeholders and across all landscapes, using best science, to make meaningful progress towards the three goals:
- Resilient Landscapes
- Fire Adapted Communities
- Safe and Effective Wildfire Response"
This year's workshop is in Reno, Nevada, from April 25-27. The theme is: All Hands, All Lands: Implementation Rooted in Science.
We encourage all who are working to protect Hawaii’s forests, waters, and communities to join us in Reno for the annual Wildland Urban Interface conference in March. No other place will you find such an incredible group of people all working towards similar goals of protecting people and places along the wildland-urban borders across the U.S. than at the WUI Conference.
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PFX and Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization will be hosting a new workshop as part of the PRiMO (Pacific Risk Management Ohana) Conference. Join us to learn about and discuss:
- Drivers and impacts of fire occurrence on Pacific Islands
- Current strategies and resources that target fire risk reduction
- Case studies in using these resources
- Facilitated discussion on current needs and potential partnerships between fire-related projects and other natural disaster work in the Pacific.
About the Conference: The PRiMO conference is the premier venue for community leaders interested in protecting Pacific Island communities from natural hazards. Each March, hundreds of participants gather to make connections, learn from each other, discuss ongoing initiatives, and design action plans. This year’s conference theme is “Navigating Toward Security and Sustainability”.
Registration for the workshop is free and open to the public! Please sign up by Friday, February 17th.
On Friday, February 24, 2017 the eleventh anniversary of the annual Nāhelehele Dryland Forest Symposium will highlight dryland forest ecology and restoration efforts in Hawai‘i. The Symposium brings together researchers and conservationists to share their ideas on how to preserve and restore Hawaii’s remaining dryland forests.
CNH Forest Fire Council is holding a 2016 Fall Workshop September 28th and 29th in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
This year's theme: "Line of Duty Death": Prevention/Management/Safety