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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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ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop - Kona (Afternoon)
Feb
16
1:30 PM13:30

ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop - Kona (Afternoon)

  • Hawaii Community College Palamanui - Panini Building - Room 126/127 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“By attending the FREE workshop hosted in Hilo and Kona, you will help to expand capacity for collection and banking of 'ōhi'a seeds in response to Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death. 
You will learn how to properly collect, handle, and process 'ōhi'a seeds, without doing harm to trees or forests, using methods that protect seed viability and ensure conservation value for future restoration.”

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ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop - Kona (Morning)
Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop - Kona (Morning)

  • Hawaii Community College Palamanui - Panini Building - Room 126/127 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“By attending the FREE workshop hosted in Hilo and Kona, you will help to expand capacity for collection and banking of 'ōhi'a seeds in response to Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death. 
You will learn how to properly collect, handle, and process 'ōhi'a seeds, without doing harm to trees or forests, using methods that protect seed viability and ensure conservation value for future restoration.”

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ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop - Hilo (Afternoon)
Feb
15
1:30 PM13:30

ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop - Hilo (Afternoon)

  • Institute for Pacific Islands Forestry - Large Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“By attending the FREE workshop hosted in Hilo and Kona, you will help to expand capacity for collection and banking of 'ōhi'a seeds in response to Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death. 
You will learn how to properly collect, handle, and process 'ōhi'a seeds, without doing harm to trees or forests, using methods that protect seed viability and ensure conservation value for future restoration.”

Ohia Conservation Workshop.png
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ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop - Hilo (Morning)
Feb
15
9:00 AM09:00

ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop - Hilo (Morning)

  • Institute for Pacific Islands Forestry - Large Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“By attending the FREE workshop hosted in Hilo and Kona, you will help to expand capacity for collection and banking of 'ōhi'a seeds in response to Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death. 
You will learn how to properly collect, handle, and process 'ōhi'a seeds, without doing harm to trees or forests, using methods that protect seed viability and ensure conservation value for future restoration.”

Ohia Conservation Workshop.png
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MAUI: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop - Pukalani June 29
Jun
29
7:30 AM07:30

MAUI: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop - Pukalani June 29

Register for FREE for Hawaii Wildfire’s upcoming Collaborative Vegetative Fuels Management Mapping Workshop.

Your participation in this workshop alongside fellow stewards Maui will go a long way towards identifying key areas for managing wildfire hazards, which will improve collaborative and funding capacity for fuels treatment projects on Maui and the rest of the state.

There will be two workshops on back-to-back days in late June to choose from — you may participate in either one according to your availability. If this June 29 date does not work for you, the other workshop will be:

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Keopuolani Hale, Kamehameha Schools Campus, 275 Aapueo Pkwy., Pukalani, HI 96768

To RSVP for the other workshop: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vegetative-fuels-management-mapping-workshop-pukalani-june-28-tickets-46596792260

Who should attend?

We request your participation if you are familiar with the locations of current vegetation management activities and the details of those projects on Maui.

Some examples of vegetative fuels management activities:

·      Firebreaks and access roads, etc.
·      Fuel reduction activities such as fuel breaks, grazing, thinning, etc.
·      Fuels or type conversion from high fire risk to lower fire risk such as shaded/living fuel breaks, native restoration projects, or transitioning to managed agriculture, etc.

No need to be tech-savvy. At the mapping workshop, Hawaii Wildfire staff will be available to walk you through the mapping process and you'll learn how to map your vegetative fuels management activities using GIS, digital mapping.

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

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MAUI: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop - Pukalani June 28
Jun
28
4:00 PM16:00

MAUI: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop - Pukalani June 28

Register for FREE for Hawaii Wildfire’s upcoming Collaborative Vegetative Fuels Management Mapping Workshop.

Your participation in this workshop alongside fellow stewards Maui will go a long way towards identifying key areas for managing wildfire hazards, which will improve collaborative and funding capacity for fuels treatment projects on Maui and the rest of the state.

If this June 28 date does not work for you, the other workshop will be:

Date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Keopuolani Hale, Kamehameha Schools Campus, 275 Aapueo Pkwy., Pukalani, HI 96768
To RSVP for the other workshop: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vegetative-fuels-management-mapping-workshop-pukalani-june-29-tickets-46596834386

Who should attend?

We request your participation if you are familiar with the locations of current vegetation management activities and the details of those projects on Maui.

Some examples of vegetative fuels management activities:

·      Firebreaks and access roads, etc.
·      Fuel reduction activities such as fuel breaks, grazing, thinning, etc.
·      Fuels or type conversion from high fire risk to lower fire risk such as shaded/living fuel breaks, native restoration projects, or transitioning to managed agriculture, etc.

No need to be tech-savvy. At the mapping workshop, Hawaii Wildfire staff will be available to walk you through the mapping process and you'll learn how to map your vegetative fuels management activities using GIS, digital mapping.

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

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OAHU: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop - Manoa
Jun
27
9:30 AM09:30

OAHU: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop - Manoa

  • University of Hawaii Manoa IT Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Register for FREE for Hawaii Wildfire’s upcoming Collaborative Vegetative Fuels Management Mapping Workshop.

Your participation in this workshop alongside fellow stewards of the Koolau Mountains will go a long way towards identifying key areas for managing wildfire hazards, which will improve collaborative and funding capacity for fuels treatment projects on Oahu and the rest of the state.

Who should attend?

We request your participation if you are familiar with the locations of current vegetation management activities and the details of those projects on the Koolau Mountains.

Some examples of vegetative fuels management activities:

·      Firebreaks and access roads, etc.
·      Fuel reduction activities such as fuel breaks, grazing, thinning, etc.
·      Fuels or type conversion from high fire risk to lower fire risk such as shaded/living fuel breaks, native restoration projects, or transitioning to managed agriculture, etc.

No need to be tech-savvy. At the mapping workshop, Hawaii Wildfire staff will be available to walk you through the mapping process and you'll learn how to map your vegetative fuels management activities using GIS, digital mapping.

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

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HAWAII: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop -Waimea
Jun
19
10:30 AM10:30

HAWAII: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop -Waimea

Register for FREE for Hawaii Wildfire’s upcoming Collaborative Vegetative Fuels Management Mapping Workshop.

Your participation in this workshop alongside fellow stewards of Hawaii Island will go a long way towards identifying key areas for managing wildfire hazards, which will improve collaborative and funding capacity for fuels treatment projects on Hawaii Island and the rest of the state.

Who should attend?

We request your participation if you are familiar with the locations of current vegetation management activities and the details of those projects anywhere on Hawaii Island.

Some examples of vegetative fuels management activities:

·      Firebreaks and access roads, etc.
·      Fuel reduction activities such as fuel breaks, grazing, thinning, etc.
·      Fuels or type conversion from high fire risk to lower fire risk such as shaded/living fuel breaks, native restoration projects, or transitioning to managed agriculture, etc.

No need to be tech-savvy. At the mapping workshop, Hawaii Wildfire staff will be available to walk you through the mapping process and you'll learn how to map your vegetative fuels management activities using GIS, digital mapping.

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

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents (Training 4)
Feb
10
8:30 AM08:30

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents (Training 4)

"Hawaii County Civil Defense is offering Community Emergency Response Team training for East Hawaii residents, which includes modules on emergency preparedness, emergency medical response, fire, light search and rescue, and more.

Training times and dates are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 and Feb. 3 and 10 at Aupuni Conference Center. The course is free.

CERT training provides you with knowledge and skills to prepare for and properly respond to an emergency impacting you, your family and the community.

The comprehensive program includes modules on:

• Emergency preparedness

• Fire

• Emergency medical

• Light search and rescue

• Incident command organization

• Disaster psychology

• Emergency communications

• CERT and terrorism

• Classroom and hands-on experience

The Aupuni Conference Room is located at 101 Pauahi St.

For more information, visit www.citizencorps.gov/cert. To reserve a space in the class, contact hawaiicert@gmail.com."

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents (Training 3)
Feb
3
8:30 AM08:30

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents (Training 3)

"Hawaii County Civil Defense is offering Community Emergency Response Team training for East Hawaii residents, which includes modules on emergency preparedness, emergency medical response, fire, light search and rescue, and more.

Training times and dates are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 and Feb. 3 and 10 at Aupuni Conference Center. The course is free.

CERT training provides you with knowledge and skills to prepare for and properly respond to an emergency impacting you, your family and the community.

The comprehensive program includes modules on:

• Emergency preparedness

• Fire

• Emergency medical

• Light search and rescue

• Incident command organization

• Disaster psychology

• Emergency communications

• CERT and terrorism

• Classroom and hands-on experience

The Aupuni Conference Room is located at 101 Pauahi St.

For more information, visit www.citizencorps.gov/cert. To reserve a space in the class, contact hawaiicert@gmail.com."

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents (Training 2)
Jan
27
8:30 AM08:30

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents (Training 2)

"Hawaii County Civil Defense is offering Community Emergency Response Team training for East Hawaii residents, which includes modules on emergency preparedness, emergency medical response, fire, light search and rescue, and more.

Training times and dates are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 and Feb. 3 and 10 at Aupuni Conference Center. The course is free.

CERT training provides you with knowledge and skills to prepare for and properly respond to an emergency impacting you, your family and the community.

The comprehensive program includes modules on:

• Emergency preparedness

• Fire

• Emergency medical

• Light search and rescue

• Incident command organization

• Disaster psychology

• Emergency communications

• CERT and terrorism

• Classroom and hands-on experience

The Aupuni Conference Room is located at 101 Pauahi St.

For more information, visit www.citizencorps.gov/cert. To reserve a space in the class, contact hawaiicert@gmail.com."

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents
Jan
20
8:30 AM08:30

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents

"Hawaii County Civil Defense is offering Community Emergency Response Team training for East Hawaii residents, which includes modules on emergency preparedness, emergency medical response, fire, light search and rescue, and more.

Training times and dates are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 and Feb. 3 and 10 at Aupuni Conference Center. The course is free.

CERT training provides you with knowledge and skills to prepare for and properly respond to an emergency impacting you, your family and the community.

The comprehensive program includes modules on:

• Emergency preparedness

• Fire

• Emergency medical

• Light search and rescue

• Incident command organization

• Disaster psychology

• Emergency communications

• CERT and terrorism

• Classroom and hands-on experience

The Aupuni Conference Room is located at 101 Pauahi St.

For more information, visit www.citizencorps.gov/cert. To reserve a space in the class, contact hawaiicert@gmail.com."

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7th Annual Get Ready Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

7th Annual Get Ready Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair

"This annually held fair is free and open to the public so bring your friends and family. This year's theme is Prepare Today...Survive Tomorrow and attendees will be given an opportunity to learn more about what is needed in an emergency preparedness kit and preview emergency response training. The event is also attended by roughly 50 organizations, businesses and first responders who host their own booths and provide community residents with tools, information, and the chance to experience training first hand to help them better prepare their families for an emergency. In addition, there will also be entertainment, food booths, and free giveaways."

2016 Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair from the HWMO booth.

2016 Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair from the HWMO booth.

The event is organized by the Ewa Emergency Preparedness Committee (Ewa EPC). 

"The Ewa Emergency Preparedness Committee (Ewa EPC) is made up of local volunteers donating their time to work with the community to better prepare for an 'All Hazard Event' (i.e. natural disasters such as hurricanes or man-made disasters such as terrorist attacks). Their mission is to establish procedures for the community of Ewa Beach that are designed to organize, assist, educate, support, and train residents on how to prepare for, respond to, and assist in the recovery of an 'All Hazards Event.'"

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Oahu Workshop on Land Management and Technical Assistance
Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

Oahu Workshop on Land Management and Technical Assistance

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

AGENDA:

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

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Free Workshop & Field Trip: Strategies for Wildland Fire Risk Assessment & Management
Jul
17
8:00 AM08:00

Free Workshop & Field Trip: Strategies for Wildland Fire Risk Assessment & Management

  • Palehua Road Kapolei, HI, 96707 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Date: Monday, July 17th, 2017

Time: 8am - 4pm

Location: Palehua in Makakilo, O'ahu, Hawaii

Free Registration Here

Format: Morning workshop followed by afternoon field trip.

Details:

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."
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Climate Adaptation Workshop (Hawaii Island)
Jun
13
to Jun 14

Climate Adaptation Workshop (Hawaii Island)

HWMO participated in the workshops that took place in Honolulu on April 24-25. This is a great opportunity to not only learn about climate adaptation practices, but to share your input, especially if you can add your expertise on wildfires. Very well organized event, great people and connections, and delicious, healthy lunches...what more can you ask for?

"Workshop Goal: The goal of these two-day workshops is to gather natural and cultural resource managers and practitioners to discuss options for managing resources in the face of climate change, and improve understanding of how vulnerability and adaptation information can be integrated into management and planning. Participants will develop climate-informed adaptation strategies and actions for priority habitats and ecosystem services on each island, and will leave with a prioritized list of actions that can be integrated into current and future management activities across agencies and organizations.

Participants will examine climate change in the context of:

* Habitats (e.g., alpine/subalpine, mesic/wet forest, dry forest, coastal wetlands, shorelines, streams, seeps and springs);
* Ecosystem services (e.g., water supply and quality, flood and erosion control, cultural knowledge and heritage); and
* Conservation activities (e.g., invasive species control, watershed improvement, cultural resources and practices preservation, native and rare species conservation, coastal restoration, working lands management, and more!) 

Why you should attend:

Share your knowledge. Workshop activities and discussions will focus on developing climate adaptation strategies and actions to reduce vulnerabilities of priority habitats identified during the Climate Vulnerability Assessment Workshops. Find out what your colleagues and peers are doing and share your expertise in small and large breakout group discussions.

Create new and enhance existing partnerships with other local practitioners. Participation in this workshop can help shine a light on potential areas for improved collaboration and cooperation on climate adaptation efforts.

Be part of a process to prepare for climate change. What decision-making challenges are you currently facing? How might climate change affect the ability to meet your goals? What can be done to overcome climate-related challenges? Participants will work together to identify strategies and actions to improve resource management in a changing climate. 

Register: Each day of the workshop builds on the input and decisions of participants with an end goal of generating robust climate adaptation strategies and actions specific to each island's conservation community. To maximize workshop discussions and results, we request that you attend both days. Each workshop is tailored to island-specific vulnerability assessments and management activities; please register for the workshop associated with the island(s) on which you primarily work.

Kaua'i, June 5-6

Hawai'i, June 13-14

Questions? Contact Rachel M. Gregg at Rachel@EcoAdapt.org. "

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Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance (HEEA) Symposium 2017
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance (HEEA) Symposium 2017

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 eesymposium@heea.org

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Hawaii Kai Wildfire Safety Workshop
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Hawaii Kai Wildfire Safety Workshop

Credit: Malia Martin

Credit: Malia Martin

"In recent weeks we have witnessed far too many fires in our community. As we approach summer the risk of property damage or loss of life is increasing. We are bringing in experts from Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization who have helped many communities on the Big Island mitigate their risk to fire damage. Help us plan and prepare our community to prevent the next wildfire.

Sponsored by: Councilmember Trevor OzawaStanley ChangSenator Laura Thielen, Representative Gene Ward."

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Climate Adaptation Workshop (Kauai)
Jun
5
to Jun 6

Climate Adaptation Workshop (Kauai)

HWMO participated in the workshops that took place in Honolulu on April 24-25. This is a great opportunity to not only learn about climate adaptation practices, but to share your input, especially if you can add your expertise on wildfires. Very well organized event, great people and connections, and delicious, healthy lunches...what more can you ask for?

"Workshop Goal: The goal of these two-day workshops is to gather natural and cultural resource managers and practitioners to discuss options for managing resources in the face of climate change, and improve understanding of how vulnerability and adaptation information can be integrated into management and planning. Participants will develop climate-informed adaptation strategies and actions for priority habitats and ecosystem services on each island, and will leave with a prioritized list of actions that can be integrated into current and future management activities across agencies and organizations.

Participants will examine climate change in the context of:

* Habitats (e.g., alpine/subalpine, mesic/wet forest, dry forest, coastal wetlands, shorelines, streams, seeps and springs);
* Ecosystem services (e.g., water supply and quality, flood and erosion control, cultural knowledge and heritage); and
* Conservation activities (e.g., invasive species control, watershed improvement, cultural resources and practices preservation, native and rare species conservation, coastal restoration, working lands management, and more!) 

Why you should attend:

Share your knowledge. Workshop activities and discussions will focus on developing climate adaptation strategies and actions to reduce vulnerabilities of priority habitats identified during the Climate Vulnerability Assessment Workshops. Find out what your colleagues and peers are doing and share your expertise in small and large breakout group discussions.

Create new and enhance existing partnerships with other local practitioners. Participation in this workshop can help shine a light on potential areas for improved collaboration and cooperation on climate adaptation efforts.

Be part of a process to prepare for climate change. What decision-making challenges are you currently facing? How might climate change affect the ability to meet your goals? What can be done to overcome climate-related challenges? Participants will work together to identify strategies and actions to improve resource management in a changing climate. 

Register: Each day of the workshop builds on the input and decisions of participants with an end goal of generating robust climate adaptation strategies and actions specific to each island's conservation community. To maximize workshop discussions and results, we request that you attend both days. Each workshop is tailored to island-specific vulnerability assessments and management activities; please register for the workshop associated with the island(s) on which you primarily work.

Kaua'i, June 5-6

Hawai'i, June 13-14

Questions? Contact Rachel M. Gregg at Rachel@EcoAdapt.org. "

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Oahu Landowner Acquisition and Easement Workshop
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Oahu Landowner Acquisition and Easement Workshop

"Oʻahu landowners are invited to attend a Landowner Acquisition and Easement workshop on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Palehua Ranch in Honouliuli.

Coordinated by West O‘ahu Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), HILT, and the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, the workshop brings together a group of landowners, land managers, and resource experts to provide insights on the successes, challenges and opportunities of legacy planning, acquisitions and easements.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) board member McD Philpotts will highlight the efforts taken to conserve, manage, and restore the nearly 3,000-acre estate to preserve the natural and cultural resources of Hawai‘i. Following a short hike exploring the site’s natural and cultural features, community non-governmental and governmental partners will introduce participants to strategies for land legacy planning.

“This is a great opportunity for landowners, farmers, and ranchers, here in Hawaii to learn about a variety of conservation options available to them and the financial benefits and incentives available to protect their lands and natural resources,” said Kawika Burgess, CEO of the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust.

“This workshop is a proactive, peer-to-peer approach to stewardship and land management.” notes Larry Jefts, West Oahu SWCD Chair. “We are honored to join our valued community partners and continue our work of helping land owners and land managers with soil and water conservation best practices since 1950.”

To view the agenda and register for the workshop (required) go to: https://oahujunelandownerassistance.eventbrite.com

Both workshops are limited to 30 persons, cost $15, and include lunch and coffee. For more information, contact: Michelle@WestOahuSWCD.org or 808.729.1676"

Photo credit: West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District

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ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop - Waianae
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop - Waianae

Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) will show how proper landscaping techniques and home structure modifications can protect property from wildfires. HWMO will also share information on how to develop a clear and achievable family emergency plan, what actions to take during a wildfire, and proper evacuation procedures. 

Great way to take part in Wildfire Preparedness Month -- join us at the Waianae Public Library and make sure to take photos and post to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #WildfireReadyHI for a chance to win cool prizes from HWMO, DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Starbucks, Fairmont Orchid, and WaveWing surfing fins. 

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PRiMO Workshop: Wildland Fire Risk and Mitigation Strategies for Pacific Islands
Mar
20
8:00 AM08:00

PRiMO Workshop: Wildland Fire Risk and Mitigation Strategies for Pacific Islands

  • Hawaii Convention Center, Room 307AB (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Clean Water for Reefs - Citizen Science and Community Cleanup Event
Jan
28
8:00 AM08:00

Clean Water for Reefs - Citizen Science and Community Cleanup Event

Coral Reef Alliance and Keep Puako Beautiful are teaming up with a group of other shoreline-protection partners for a morning of citizen scientist training and shoreline cleanup at Paniau on the South end of Puako Beach Drive. As an added bonus, Hawaii Surf and Kayak and Puako Dive Company are providing water gear and kayaks.

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Firewise Virtual Workshop Series - Wildland Urban Legends
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Firewise Virtual Workshop Series - Wildland Urban Legends

The National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise Communities program is hosting a wildfire workshop series to connect wildfire stakeholders with subject matter experts. The series provides free learning opportunities for wildfire stakeholders by connecting them with leading researchers and practitioners in a live, interactive format. Visit the Firewise Communities website to learn more about the series and to register.

  • Wednesday, November 9: Wildland Urban Legends, 10 a.m. HAST
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