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Applications sought for forest stewardship committees

MEDIA RELEASE

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is inviting applications from interested persons to become members of two of its forestry programs in Hawaii — the Forest Stewardship and the Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Programs.

The Forest Stewardship Advisory Committee (Committee) will have several open seats in early 2012 and is making applications available for anyone who is interested in applying. This Committee reviews and recommends for approval project proposals and management plans for the state’s Forest Stewardship and Forest Legacy Programs.

Ideal candidates are those with significant forestry and/or conservation experience in Hawaii. The Committee meets four times a year in venues throughout the State and appointments are for three years.

For further information, contact Sheri Mann, at DLNR-Division of Forestry and Wildlife, (w) (808) 587-4172, or email Sheri.S.Mann@hawaii.gov.

To download the application, visit hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw

The Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program Council will also have open seats in early 2012 and is making applications available for anyone interested in applying.

The council reviews project proposals and recommends for approval to DLNR for funding.

The Program is designed to encourage citizen involvement in creating and supporting long-term urban and community forestry projects and programs throughout Hawaii.

Issues of concern include: mapping the urban tree canopy and maintaining a tree inventory; advancing the knowledge of tropical urban forestry, management plans, and best management practices; training for urban forestry industry professionals; and creating public awareness of the value and benefits of trees.

The council meets four times per year and appointments are for three years.

For more information contact Teresa Trueman-Madriaga at (808) 672-3383 or by email at ttm@hawaii.rr.com.

To download the application and learn more about the Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, visit hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw

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