New Website Launched to Help

August 12, 2009

Way to go Leo! Thanks for the new website http://zliu95618.blogspot.com/ to help us islanders coordinate and share information. Great workshop. Two great days of full time GIS collaboration under our belts, and three more to go. Mahalo to Lisa Fischer, you, the good folks back at Region 5 (hi Julie and Laurie) for all your [...]

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Hawai`i Conservation Conference is On-line

August 12, 2009

Did you miss the 2009 Hawaii Conservation Conference? Have you heard the latest information on climate change, cultural practices, invasive species, the economic crisis, and where Hawai`i is heading? Do you want to hear from islanders from Hawaii and Micronesia in their own words? Would you like to hear for yourself Dr. Stephen Schneider, Nobel [...]

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Survey Results Urban Forestry Critical Issues

August 11, 2009

Hawaii Conservation Conference Survey Results Urban & Community Forestry An integral component of the Statewide Assessment & Resource Strategy, SWARS, is to solicit public input on the critical issues in our forests. The Urban and Community Forestry Team created a simple six question form for distribution to participants at the Hawaii Conservation Conference – SWARS [...]

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Surprise, More New Guidelines

August 8, 2009

Six months after they are issued, we are appraised of yet more guidelines for our Spatial Analysis Project (SAP). See under Project Guidelines links. We can do this . . .

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SWARS Session at Hawaii Conservation Conference Big Success

August 8, 2009

This years Hawaii Conservation Conference ”Hawaii in a Changing Climate” was a big success. Mahalo to everyone who helped put this together. This conference, now in its 17th year, has grown to three intense days plus a Friday field-trip day, four or five concurrent sessions per day, an Open Public Day, an amazing array of [...]

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Invitation to the Hawaii Conservation Conference

July 16, 2009

People of Hawaii, how are we doing managing our forested lands? What services are provided by the trees in our cities and neighborhoods? How much is our 
water really worth? What do we value most about our environment? What about fire, invasive species, endangered species, our wildlife. What kind of data, 
technology and tools are being used [...]

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LANDFIRE in the house!

June 22, 2009

We are thrilled that LANDFIRE wil be coming to this year’s Hawaii Conservation Conference to present their data and to work with us here to help us intergate these rich datasets into Hawaii’s asessment (SWARS). Without exception, everyone who has worked on this project has been nice, really smart, enthusiastic, interesting and committed . Huge [...]

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Creating the Current Forest Plantations Layer

June 15, 2009

Finally, after all my 16 years at DOFAW we will be producing the definitive forest plantations layer. I love this SWARS project if not simply that it encourages us to get our data in order. Kelly will be sending the Urban Realm layer out for review. In the mean time, taking lunch while I get [...]

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Racing the Clock: Rapid Climate Change Forces Scientists to Evaluate Extreme Conservation Strategies

June 6, 2009

The following is an excerpt copied directly from a May 25, 2009 press release by the National Science Foundation (NSF). “Scientists debate if, when and how to relocate plants, animals and insects whose habitats have been damaged by climate change “Scientists are, for the first time, objectively evaluating ways to help species adapt to rapid [...]

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SWARS Progress Update: 2009-06-04

June 4, 2009

SWARS Progress Update for DOFAW Leadership Team June 4, 2009 by Ron Cannarella Pacific Islands Committee meeting May 4-8, 2009 was pivotal in providing guidance and to clarify relationship between R5 and States/Territories. Regional Forester Randy Moore attended (his first time to any Pacific Island). To quote him “SWARS is the most important thing you [...]

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