HONOLULU -- Applications are now being accepted for membership seats on the Hawai‘i Forest Stewardship Advisory Committee, which advises the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife on numerous forestry-related initiatives in the State.
The Committee oversees and makes recommendations to the Division of Forestry and Wildlife on programs that assist landowners with conservation objectives.
One such program is the Hawai‘i Forest Stewardship Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to private land managers interested in conservation, restoration, and/or timber production.
Another is the Forest Legacy Program – a national competitive land acquisition program that seeks to permanently protect important forest lands.
Ideal candidates are those with significant forestry and/or conservation experience in Hawai‘i. The Committee seeks to have experts in their field, as well as representatives from all islands in the state. The Committee meets four times a year in venues throughout Hawai‘i and appointments are for three year terms.
For more information and to apply, please visit http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw/fsp or contact: Sheri Mann, Cooperative Resource Management Forester, DLNR-Division of Forestry and Wildlife, (w) (808) 587-4172 (c) (808) 721-6092, Sheri.S.Mann@hawaii.gov