Hawai'i conservation alliance

1996 Hawai’i Conservation Conference

July 18-19, 1996 - Honolulu, HI

The 1996 conference featured a panel on private sector efforts in conservation which stimulated discussion on how to encourage and improve public/private partnerships in conservation activities. Four concurrent panels were offered on the following issues: conservation and restoration of Hawaiian streams; alien plant control methods; value of exclosures as a conservation tool; and revenue enhancement strategies for conservation. The keynote speaker on July 18 was David R. Towns from the Department of Conservation, New Zealand, who spoke about restoration in the Mercury Islands of New Zealand. On July 19, Michael Wilson of the State Department of Land and Natural Resources delivered the keynote address on embracing sustainability as a concept for natural resource management.