DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
DLNR Offers Assistance To Landowners
HILO -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is joining with state and federal conservation agencies to offer a free workshop, “Landowner Assistance: Environmental Conservation and Restoration,” 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, July 20, 2006.
The workshop is for private landowners who are interested in conservation on their land, and who need technical and/or financial assistance.
It will be held at the DLNR-Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s Hilo office at 19 East Kawili Street (intersection of Kilauea and Kawili Street).
DLNR is offering the workshop in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), private landowners, and the Cooperative Extension Service,
“This workshop is a collaborative effort between multiple state and federal agencies to inform private landowners, in one forum, about several programs that provide funding and technical assistance to landowners who want to do resource conservation and restoration,” 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,” he 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.
This workshop is not for landowners interested in landscaping projects, but is focused towards individuals interested in restoration of significant tracts of native forest. Workshop topics include:
- How to restore your land to native forest or wetland
Representatives from DLNR, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S, Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, as well as the Big Island Invasive Species Council, and the Agriculture Extension Office will be present.
Lunch will be provided for all participating landowners and space is limited, so we encourage you to call and register as soon as possible.
For more information, and to register, contact Elizabeth Cody via e-mail at Liz.A.Cody@hawaii.gov or by calling (808) 587-4155. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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