From our partners at West Oʻahu Soil and Water Conservation District:
"July 22 workshop on land management and technical assistance -- this will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Waimea Valley. The workshop starts with a hike to Waimea Valley’s restoration site with conservation manager, Laurent Pool. He will share best practices for land management from his experience with the DLNR’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and Forest Stewardship Program. After hiking back down, strategize with specialists in conservation, forestry, technical assistance, etc. about how to best manage your land with the support of governmental and NGO programs. Register here: https://waimeavalleylandownerworkshop.eventbrite.com"
The workshop is limited to 30 persons, costs $15, and include lunch and coffee. For more information, contact: Michelle@WestOahuSWCD.org or 808.729.1676
Meet at: 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy. Mauka side of parking lot. See website: http://www.waimeavalley.net/
9 a.m. - Introductions
9:45 a.m. - Site visit of Waimea Valley with Conservation Specialist Laurent Poole - This includes a 45-minute hike to the Waimea Valley restoration site where we will debrief on programs such as Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program and Forest Stewardship. The hike is easy/medium in difficulty and 1 hour 15 minutes roundtrip, approximately. Proper footwear and clothing/resources are recommended: sunscreen, close-toed shoes, hat/sun protection, foul weather gear, camera, etc.
12 p.m. - Lunch (included)
1 p.m. - Presentations from experts (10 minutes each)
- Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, Kawika Burgess
- Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts, Puaonaona Stibbard
- Oahu Resource Conservation & Development Council, Stephanie Mock
- Division of Forestry and Wildlife CREP and Forest Stewardship Programs, Malia Nanbara
- Natural Resource Conservation Service, Bernadette Luncsford
- West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District, Michelle Gorham
2 p.m. - Talk story with the experts and get guidance on programs. Learn about and start the application process for the partner programs on-site!
2:45 p.m. - Wrap up
3 p.m. - Finish
Photo credit: West Oahu Soil & Conservation District