Kaulunani Urban & Community Forestry Council

Applications for new Members are due September 1st. New Members are approved in October. 

Click here for: 2017 Kaulunani Council Application  || Advisory Council Guidelines

Advisory Council Role

The Kaulunani Council acts in an advisory capacity to the State Forester and Smart Trees Pacific, which manages the program on behalf of the State. The Council provides guidance and direction for the Kaulunani program including reviewing the Forest Action Plan and any other documents related to the program for which the Council advice is required. It reviews and recommends for approval projects, subgrants, and educational and marketing initiatives. It also reviews and consults on the annual Federal Program grant proposal, as well as other Federal or non federal funding opportunities as requested.

2017 Meeting Schedule:

March 15, May 18, August 17, October 26

Council Members

  • Leonard Bisel, Council Vice Chair, b+k design group, llc
  • Heidi Bornhorst, Horticulture specialist

  • Alex Connelly, Kua`aina Ulu `Auamo (KUA), Council Chair
  • Steven Connolly, Hawaiian Electric
  • Katie Friday, Associate Pacific Island Forester, USDA Forest Service

  • Matthew Gonser, University of Hawaii, Sea Grant
  • Jayme Grzebic, University of Hawaii, Master Gardener Program
  • Terri Koike, City & County of Honolulu, Division of Urban Forestry
  • Steve Pilkington, Kauai Nursery and Landscaping
  • Irene Sprecher, Cooperative Forestry Resource Manager, DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife
  • Christine Terada, Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLP

Program Staff

  • Jolie Wanger, Program Coordinator, Email

  • Shannon Rivera, Community Relations Coordinator