Hawai'i conservation alliance

Connecting People, Places and Planet

2013 Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference

Join us for the 21st Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference.

Live Today, Sustain Tomorrow: Connecting People, Places and Planet.

July 16-18, 2013. Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu, HI

Session & Abstract Proposal Deadline: January 21, 2013
Revisions Deadline: March 15, 2013

Tuesday, July 16 - Opening Plenary Session

Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Ph.D.

Environmental psychologist and Founder of Community-based Social Marketing

For over two decades Dr. McKenzie-Mohr has been working to incorporate scientific knowledge on behavior change into the design and delivery of community programs. He is the founder of community-based social marketing and the author of three books on the topic. One of these books, “Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing,” has been recommended by Time Magazine and become requisite reading for those who deliver programs to promote sustainable behavior... READ MORE

Wednesday, July 17 - Opening Plenary Session

I Hawai‘i no nā Hawai‘i i ka ‘āina: We Are Who We Are Because of Where We Are

Neil J. Kaho ‘Okele Hannahs

Director of Strategic Integration, Land Assets Division, Kamehameha Schools

Neil Hannahs directs the Land Assets Division of Kamehameha Schools which is responsible for a portfolio of 358,000 acres of agriculture and conservation lands in Hawai‘i... READ MORE


Hawai‘i’s International Role in Building a Sustainable Future

Hawai‘i is uniquely positioned to highlight and address the many challenges facing islands around the world. Our isolation and vulnerability are catalyzing innovative action to manage our lands, waters, energy and food resources more sustainably. A panel of Hawai‘i leaders will highlight Hawaii’s international leadership and lessons in their fields and explore the conservation community’s role in advancing sustainability.

  • Hawai‘i Clean Energy – Mina Morita, Public Utilities Commission
  • Hawai'i Food Self Sufficiency – Kamuela Enos, MA‘O Organic Farms
  • Nature + Aloha – Chipper Wichman, National Tropical Botanic Garden
  • Invasive Species Management – Christy Martin, Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species
  • Big Ocean – Nai‘a Lewis, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
  • World-wide Voyage – Mawae Morton, Polynesian Voyaging Society
  • Hawaiʻi Green Growth  – Audrey Newman, Hawai‘i Green Growth(facilitator)

Thursday, July 18 - Luncheon Talk Story

Kapua Kawelo, Joby Rohrer and Hi‘ilei Kawelo

Moderated by Ulalia Woodside, REGIONAL ASSETS MANAGER for NATURAL & CULTURAL RESOURCES, Kamehameha Schools LAND ASSETS DIVISION

Kapua Kawelo, her husband Joby Rohrer and sister Hi’ilei Kawelo have a passion for caring for Hawai‘i’s natural communities from mauka to makai. They carry on the passion and commitment to “mālama i ka ‘āina” instilled in them by their parents and ‘ohana... READ MORE

Distinguished Service Award

 

Jack Jeffrey

Wildlife Photographer

 

Since 1997 the Hawai'i Conservation Alliance has recognized persons reaching the highest esteem within the conservation community. These persons are nominated by their peers. The award honors exceptional service, personal effort and unselfish interest, embodying long-term dedication and tenacity in environmental conservation for the Hawaiian Islands.

Distinguished Service Award

 

Dr. Samuel M. Ohukaniʻōhiʻa Gon III

The Nature Conservancy

 

Since 1997 the Hawai'i Conservation Alliance has recognized persons reaching the highest esteem within the conservation community. These persons are nominated by their peers. The award honors exceptional service, personal effort and unselfish interest, embodying long-term dedication and tenacity in environmental conservation for the Hawaiian Islands.

Conservation Innovation Award

 

Kamehameha Schools

Land Assets Division

 

Starting in July 2006, the HCA has granted the Conservation Innovation Awards for new technologies or techniques used in conservation activities in the islands.  This recognition is given to the instigators or champions of a procedure that leads to significant advances to the structure or nature of environmental conservation in Hawai‘i. Examples of such procedures may be the creating of legislation that changes the dynamics of natural resource management, or programs that lead to significant better protection of the Hawaii’s native ecosystems.

Outstanding Leadership Award

 

Chipper Wichman (right)

National Tropical Botanical Garden

 

Since 2007, this award is given to a person who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in advancing environmental conservation in Hawai‘i over the short to medium term (several years to a decade). Examples of such leadership may be seen in creating avenues for rapid advancement in conservation through influencing natural resource management or programs that lead to significant better protection of Hawai‘i’s native ecosystems.

From left: Jason Ellinwood, Jennifer Fung, Patra Foulk, Joshua Pang-Ching

 

Student Awards

 

Best Oral Presentation

Jennifer Fung

Cleaning Up with Kalo: How Restoring He’eia Wetlands through    Native Hawaiian Taro Farming Affects Water Quality

 

Runner-Up Oral Presentation

Joshua Pang-Ching

Documenting Acoustic Variability Among Hawaii ‘Amakihi Populations Windward Hawaii Islands

 

Best Poster

Patra Foulk

Life History Characteristics of Exotic Fish Species in a managed    Wetland in Hanalei NWR, Kaua’i

 

Runner-Up Poster

Jason Ellinwood

Kahua A’o: A learning Foundation: Using Hawaiian Language Newspaper Articles for Place and Culture-based Geoscience Teacher Education and Curriculum Development