|Applications for the Tree Canopy Fellowship Program are available. This is a s tree canopy map of Kaʻū which aims to help manage threats to canopy, tree planting and forestry masterplans. The interactive tool is provided by state Kaulunani Urban & Community Forestry Program, the state Division of Forestry & Wildlife and USDA Forest Service, which are partners in the fellowship program for college students and recent graduates. |
See more below and at https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/forestry/lap/kaulunani/tree-canopy-viewer-hawai%ca%bbi/.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT NĀ’ĀLEHU ELEMENTARY, PĀHALA ELEMENTARY AND KAʻŪ HIGH will be presented at Project: Homegrown Hires, the state Department of Education Job Fair on Friday, Aug. 26. Nā’ālehu Elementary Gymnasium will be the site of the Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Opportunities to fill out applications for jobs will be available for those who bring a government issued ID, social security card, COVID information and TB information.
|Big trees provide huge shaded areas for outdoor gatherings in Kaʻū.|
Photo by Julia Neal
Eligible to apply are college students and recent graduates interested in exploring the role of trees in communities. The Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program of the state Department of Land & Natural Resources, Dept. of Transportation and other partners invites applicants.
To visualize Hawai’i’s existing tree canopy coverage, the state Department of Land & Natural Resources' Division of Forestry & Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service are partnering to create the Hawai‘i Tree Canopy Viewer.
Four fellows will be selected to carry out projects that utilize the Tree Canopy Viewer data to support urban and community forestry in Hawaiʻi. Fellows may explore research questions such as: How do urban trees impact the health of our water, land, and communities? Which trees might be best for future climate scenarios? Where are the towns, neighborhoods, schools, and parks that should be prioritized for tree plantings? How and where does Indigenous resource stewardship impact urban trees?
online by Sept. 15, 2022 at 5 p.m. See the Tree Canopy Viewer Fellowship Application at
|Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach is the Kelson Gallano image to illustrate "Choose to take care of our environment" in the new book What the World Needs Now, with a book signing on Aug. 27 at Basically Books in Hilo.|
|Jean Pierre Thoma will be on sax|
and clarinet at Jazz in the Forest.