Ulu Ka Lālā I Ke Kumu: From a Strong Foundation Grows an Abundant Future
The Hawaiian ʻōlelo noʻeau (wise saying) “Ulu ka lālā i ke kumu” literally means, “the branch grows from the tree trunk.” The word kumu can mean foundation, trunk, base, source, and teacher. The foundation set and the lessons learned from our past conservation efforts prepare us for further growth and evolution of our work. We remember and honor the foundations, and forge ahead, using new and better tools and techniques that our forebears did not have access to. We recognize that without our ancestors, we would not have the knowledge and resources we have today. We also trust that one day our own work will be the kumu, so we build the science and praxis to buttress the future we desire. At the 25th annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference, we will reach from our rich foundations of biocultural stewardship and innovate scientific exploration towards an abundant future for our environment and our communities.
25th Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference
July 24 to 26th, 2018
Hawaiʻi Convention Center, Honolulu
The Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference allows a diverse group of scientists, policymakers, conservation practitioners, educators, students and community members from Hawaiʻi and the Pacific to converge and discuss conservation. It’s a time to connect, share and inspire, all with the common goal of caring for our natural resources.