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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kaulunani is hiring a Volunteer/Partnership Coordinator. For more information and to apply click here

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

There are no events at this time but please stay tuned!

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PAST “LEARNING AT LUNCH” SPEAKERS:

June 14th, 2016
Speaker: Teresa Trueman-Madriaga
Topic: Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste – Emergency Management in the Urban Forest

October 22, 2014, NOON.  “Learning at Lunch”
Speaker: Maria Cahill of Green Girl Land Development Solutions 
Topic: Urban Stormwater Forestry Solutions for Water Quality Benefits.

June 20, 2014, NOON.  “Learning at Lunch”
Speakers: Jolie Wanger and Wai Lee of Smart Trees Pacific
Topic: Hawaii’s Urban Tree Canopy Assessment. The talk will highlight how this urban forestry tool can be used for planning and management of urban forests.

May 29, 2014
Speaker: Roxanne Adams, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Topic: University of Hawai`i at Manoa’s innovative campus tree inventory project.

April 24 , 2014
Speaker: Christy Martin, Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS) and Rob Hauff, DOFAW, Forest Health Coordinator
Topic: Little Fire Ant and Coconut Rhinocerous Beetle invasive Species in Hawaii. These two experts shared information about these invasive species and the latest about efforts to eradicate them.

February 21, 2014, Noon
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Kaufman of the University of Hawai`i
Topic: “Deflecting the Wave: Using Coastal Vegetation to Mitigate Tsunami and Storm Surge Phase III”

Abstract: Tsunami and storm surge due to tropical cyclones regularly affect the coasts of Hawai`i and other Pacific Islands, in many cases causing severe property damage, injuries, and deaths. Following the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004, a research project was initiated by Kaulunani/DLNR to investigate the anecdotal accounts of survivors and the observations of researchers to the potential role of coastal vegetation in mitigating damage; and in some cases reducing the death toll due to a tsunami. This deliberate use of vegetation as a buffer against ocean waves has been termed bio-shields, shelterbelts, and green/living sea walls. Significant information was observed and collected during this phase II of the project. As a result, a Phase III was initiated and this presentation will explain and update the project and its goals.

 

Kaulunani in the News:

Schools sees trees as a cool solution for hot classrooms _ Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Kaulunani wins Golden Leaf Award!

Kaulunani Receives Sustainability Award from Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii: Press Release