DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
To Assist Landowners Who Want To Help
HONOLULU— The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Nature Conservancy Hawai‘i, is offering a free workshop titled, “Landowner Assistance: Environmental Conservation and Restoration, from 8:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2006.
The workshop will be held at Windward Community College in Kane‘ohe, 45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd., Hale ‘Akoakoa building, room 103.
“DLNR believes there is a critical need to engage Hawai‘i’s private landowners in the conservation and restoration of habitat for our native plant and animals,” said DLNR chairperson Peter Young. “We are working to establish state, federal, and private partnerships to more effectively conserve and protect our native ecosystems and watersheds.”
“This workshop is a collaborative effort between multiple state and federal agencies to inform private landowners, in one forum, about several programs which can provide funding and technical assistance to landowners who want to do conservation and restoration,” Young said.
“It is also a method of carrying out our conservation priorities as identified in the recently completed Hawai‘i Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, as well as many of the recovery plans for threatened and endangered species,” he said.
Participating agency staff can assist private landowners with various
conservation concerns such as restoration planning, outplanting, and
evaluation as well as invasive species concerns and controls.
Representatives from DLNR, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S, Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, as well as the Oahu Invasive Species Council, and The Nature Conservancy Hawaii will be present
For more information, and to register, contact Elizabeth Cody via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling (808) 587-4155. Walk-ins are also welcome.