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11th Nahelehele Dry Forest Symposium and PFX Field Tour

  • King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel 75-5660 Palani Rd Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740 United States (map)

"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.

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The symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 24, at the Marriotʻs, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona.

The symposium is open to the public and more information about registrations will be posted here soon."

"There will be two field trips this year.  The Thursday field trip will visit Kaloko-Honokōhau National Park, and will highlight information about the native plants and the fishpond restoration efforts currently underway in the Park. It will involve easy-moderate hikes around the Kaloko Fishpond and from the Park Visitor Center to Honokōhau. On Saturday, field trip participants will visit Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve. This field trip, hosted by the Pacific Fire Exchange (PFX) and managers at the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve, will provide cultural, ecological, and economic perspectives on the value of habitat restoration in Hawaii.  Participation is limited, so register early!"