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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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HAWAII ISLAND: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Workshop 2
Feb
26
9:00 AM09:00

HAWAII ISLAND: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Workshop 2

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

With every large fire, we lose more of our native forests and threaten the health of our nearshore areas. Nearshore water quality is greatly reduced due to pollution and runoff from post-fire erosion, impacting human health and smothering our precious coral reefs. Homes, businesses, livelihoods, and infrastructure are also threatened by wildfires.

It does not have to be this way. Wildfires are a people problem -- 99% of wildfires are started by people. It is also a vegetation problem. By preventing ignitions and reducing flammable vegetation across landscapes, we can dramatically lessen the spread of destructive wildfires and thus protect the people and places we care about most.

For the past several months, HWMO has met with dozens of agency and non-governmental landowners and land managers on Hawaii Island and across the state to map activities that reduce or manage vegetative fuels, such as roadside mowing, fuelbreaks, strategic grazing, clearing around structures or power poles, brush abatement or thinning, tree trimming, reforestation, agricultural production, etc. The purpose of the project is: 1) to develop maps and information that will enable the broader community of residents and professionals living and working in fire-prone areas in Hawaii collectively prioritize next steps for vegetative fuels management, and 2) to enhance project coordination between organizations and make use of funding opportunities toward optimal wildfire protection.

Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization is a non-profit organization based in Waimea on Hawaii Island that serves as a hub for collaborative wildfire protection efforts statewide. With your participation at this FREE workshop on FEBRUARY 26, you will join a vibrant group of first responders, land managers, planners, community members, and more to prioritize future collaborative wildfire risk reduction projects on Hawaii Island. All are invited to this workshop -- we all play an important role in protecting our communities, lands, and waters from the growing threat of wildfires. Thank you to all of the landowners and managers who have contributed to this project thus far! 

Location: Kailapa Community Pavilion, south end of Kailapa Street, Kawaihae

Maui Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Meeting_2018_9_27_7_Mapping exercise underway.jpeg
Maui Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Meeting_2018_9_27_18_Outlining areas for protection.jpeg

Hawaii Island Vegetative Fuels Management Action Planning Workshop Logistics:
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HAWAII ISLAND: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Workshop 1
Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

HAWAII ISLAND: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Workshop 1

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

With every large fire, we lose more of our native forests and threaten the health of our nearshore areas. Nearshore water quality is greatly reduced due to pollution and runoff from post-fire erosion, impacting human health and smothering our precious coral reefs. Homes, businesses, livelihoods, and infrastructure are also threatened by wildfires.

It does not have to be this way. Wildfires are a people problem -- 99% of wildfires are started by people. It is also a vegetation problem. By preventing ignitions and reducing flammable vegetation across landscapes, we can dramatically lessen the spread of destructive wildfires and thus protect the people and places we care about most.

For the past several months, HWMO has met with dozens of agency and non-governmental landowners and land managers on Hawaii Island and across the state to map activities that reduce or manage vegetative fuels, such as roadside mowing, fuelbreaks, strategic grazing, clearing around structures or power poles, brush abatement or thinning, tree trimming, reforestation, agricultural production, etc. The purpose of the project is: 1) to develop maps and information that will enable the broader community of residents and professionals living and working in fire-prone areas in Hawaii collectively prioritize next steps for vegetative fuels management, and 2) to enhance project coordination between organizations and make use of funding opportunities toward optimal wildfire protection.

Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization is a non-profit organization based in Waimea on Hawaii Island that serves as a hub for collaborative wildfire protection efforts statewide. With your participation at this FREE workshop on FEBRUARY 22, you will join a vibrant group of first responders, land managers, planners, community members, and more to prioritize future collaborative wildfire risk reduction projects on Hawaii Island. All are invited to this workshop -- we all play an important role in protecting our communities, lands, and waters from the growing threat of wildfires. Thank you to all of the landowners and managers who have contributed to this project thus far! 

Location: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo

Maui Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Meeting_2018_9_27_7_Mapping exercise underway.jpeg
Maui Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Meeting_2018_9_27_18_Outlining areas for protection.jpeg

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KAUAI: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Workshop
Feb
21
9:00 AM09:00

KAUAI: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Workshop

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

With every large fire, we lose more of our native forests and threaten the health of our nearshore areas. Nearshore water quality is greatly reduced due to pollution and runoff from post-fire erosion, impacting human health and smothering our precious coral reefs. Homes, businesses, livelihoods, and infrastructure are also threatened by wildfires.

It does not have to be this way. Wildfires are a people problem -- 99% of wildfires are started by people. It is also a vegetation problem. By preventing ignitions and reducing flammable vegetation across landscapes, we can dramatically lessen the spread of destructive wildfires and thus protect the people and places we care about most.

For the past several months, HWMO has met with dozens of agency and non-governmental landowners and land managers on Kauai and across the state to map activities that reduce or manage vegetative fuels, such as roadside mowing, fuelbreaks, strategic grazing, clearing around structures or power poles, brush abatement or thinning, tree trimming, reforestation, agricultural production, etc. The purpose of the project is: 1) to develop maps and information that will enable the broader community of residents and professionals living and working in fire-prone areas in Hawaii collectively prioritize next steps for vegetative fuels management, and 2) to enhance project coordination between organizations and make use of funding opportunities toward optimal wildfire protection.

Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization is a non-profit organization based in Waimea on Hawaii Island that serves as a hub for collaborative wildfire protection efforts statewide. With your participation at this FREE workshop on February 21, you will join a vibrant group of first responders, land managers, planners, community members, and more to prioritize future collaborative wildfire risk reduction projects on Kauai. All are invited to this workshop -- we all play an important role in protecting our communities, lands, and waters from the growing threat of wildfires. Thank you to all of the landowners and managers who have contributed to this project thus far! 

Location: War Memorial Convention Hall, 4191 Hardy St., Lihue

Maui Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Meeting_2018_9_27_7_Mapping exercise underway.jpeg
Maui Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Meeting_2018_9_27_18_Outlining areas for protection.jpeg

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OAHU: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Workshop
Feb
19
2:00 PM14:00

OAHU: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Workshop

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

With every large fire, we lose more of our native forests and threaten the health of our nearshore areas. Nearshore water quality is greatly reduced due to pollution and runoff from post-fire erosion, impacting human health and smothering our precious coral reefs. Homes, businesses, livelihoods, and infrastructure are also threatened by wildfires.

It does not have to be this way. Wildfires are a people problem -- 99% of wildfires are started by people. It is also a vegetation problem. By preventing ignitions and reducing flammable vegetation across landscapes, we can dramatically lessen the spread of destructive wildfires and thus protect the people and places we care about most.

For the past several months, HWMO has met with dozens of agency and non-governmental landowners and land managers on Oahu and across the state to map activities that reduce or manage vegetative fuels, such as roadside mowing, fuelbreaks, strategic grazing, clearing around structures or power poles, brush abatement or thinning, tree trimming, reforestation, agricultural production, etc. The purpose of the project is: 1) to develop maps and information that will enable the broader community of residents and professionals living and working in fire-prone areas in Hawaii collectively prioritize next steps for vegetative fuels management, and 2) to enhance project coordination between organizations and make use of funding opportunities toward optimal wildfire protection.

Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization is a non-profit organization based in Waimea on Hawaii Island that serves as a hub for collaborative wildfire protection efforts statewide. With your participation at this FREE workshop on FEBRUARY 19, you will join a vibrant group of first responders, land managers, planners, community members, and more to prioritize future collaborative wildfire risk reduction projects on Oahu. All are invited to this workshop -- we all play an important role in protecting our communities, lands, and waters from the growing threat of wildfires. Thank you to all of the landowners and managers who have contributed to this project thus far! 

Location: Mililani District Park, Main Hall, 94-1150 Lanikuhana Ave., Mililani

Maui Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Meeting_2018_9_27_7_Mapping exercise underway.jpeg
Maui Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Meeting_2018_9_27_18_Outlining areas for protection.jpeg

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Maui Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Workshop
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Maui Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Workshop

  • Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Alexa Higashi Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

As you may know, this summer has been a very busy and destructive period of our year-long wildfire season on Maui and across the Hawaiian Islands. This year alone, Hawaiʻi is on par with California in terms of the percentage of land area that has burned in 2018 (approximately 0.8% of the land area statewide according to Dr. Clay Trauernicht from University of Hawaiʻi CTAHR Cooperative Extension and Pacific Fire Exchange). The Lahaina fires during Hurricane Lane's approach in August 2018 caused extensive damage and loss to people's homes and impacted the livelihoods of many. With every large fire, we lose more of our native forests and threaten the health of our nearshore areas. Nearshore water quality is greatly reduced due to pollution and runoff from post-fire erosion, impacting human health and smothering our precious coral reefs.

It does not have to be this way. Wildfires are a people problem -- 99% of wildfires are started by people. It is also a vegetation problem. By preventing ignitions and reducing flammable vegetation across landscapes, we can dramatically lessen the spread of destructive wildfires and thus protect the people and places we care about most.

For the past several months, HWMO has met with dozens of agency and non-governmental landowners and land managers on Maui and across the state to map activities that reduce or manage vegetative fuels, such as roadside mowing, fuelbreaks, strategic grazing, clearing around structures or power poles, brush abatement or thinning, tree trimming, reforestation, agricultural production, etc. The purpose of the project is: 1) to develop maps and information that will enable the broader community of residents and professionals living and working in fire-prone areas in Hawaii collectively prioritize next steps for vegetative fuels management, and 2) to enhance project coordination between organizations and make use of funding opportunities toward optimal wildfire protection.

Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization is a non-profit organization based in Waimea on Hawaii Island that serves as a hub for collaborative wildfire protection efforts statewide. With your participation at this FREE workshop on September 27th, you will join a vibrant group of first responders, land managers, planners, community members, and more to prioritize future collaborative wildfire risk reduction projects on Maui. All are invited to this workshop -- we all play an important role in protecting our communities, lands, and waters from the growing threat of wildfires. Thank you to all of the landowners and managers who have contributed to this project thus far! 

Maui Vegetative Fuels Management Action Planning Workshop Logistics:
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    •    Outside food and beverage are not allowed inside the building. Water will be available.

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