Learn about Watersheds! UH Manoa February 8th 2017

Registration Closes Jan 29th! HAWP Workshop 2015 – Conservation Innovation: Imagery at Different Scales


Image: Ryan Perroy and the UAV team from UH-Hilo prepare to deploy a UAV-mounted imagery system at the Pelekane Bay watershed project of the Kohala Watershed Partnership. Photo by KWP.

                                                 Date: Thursday, February 5th, 2015

                                                             Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

                                          Location: Fleet Reserve Association Branch 46
                                                             891 Valkenburgh Street 
                                                                Honolulu, HI 96818

Registration fee: $35 per person (includes lunch and refreshments)

The Hawaii Association of Watershed Partnerships (HAWP) presents a capacity building workshop for conservation professionals statewide. The workshop will highlight innovative approaches in conservation and natural resource management, specifically imagery and image technology. Sharing technology-based practices is critically important for resource managers to keep pace with rapidly expanding technologies and applications. The workshop will feature presentations on satellite imagery applications and advances, LIDAR, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), remote camera applications, and field applications for smart tablets.

Presentation blocks will include panel discussions with the speakers and a demonstration session at the end of the day where workshop participants can test out equipment, imagery and engage presenters.

Featured topics and speakers include:

Satellite transmission collars for tracking pigs
Chris Miller, DOFAW

A new Cyanea from the Hawaiian Islands; taxonomy, and a novel approach to monitoring remote species             Maggie Sporck Koehler, Division of Forestry and Wildlife

Gigapan high resolution imagery
Will Weaver, O‘ahu Army Natural Resources Program

UAVs for resources conservation
Ryan Perroy, University of Hawaii at Hilo

Jim Jacobi, USGS

Using satellite imagery for landscape-scale monitoring
John Pipan

Utility of Google Nexus tablets and the Locus Map Pro application for navigation and data collection                                     Chris Radford, West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership

Using  ArcGIS Viewshed Analysis to define effectively surveyed areas (for weeds detected during aerial surveys in watershed topography)
Brook Mahnken,  Maui Invasive Species Committee

Use of the Surface Pro 2 for Aerial GPS Data Collection                                                                                                                     Russell Kallstrom, TNC/EMoWP

Here’s an app for that:  Offline smartphone data collection for the field
Sam Aruch, Natural Resource Data Solutions

ESRI mobile and desktop applications to streamline data flow from the field to the office
Nikhil Inman-Narahari, PTA

Registration link  is UP! (Please note: the website only accepts credit cards. No purchase orders or checks.)





Increased State funding for watershed protection!


“This is a chance to be proactive about protecting our forested watershed. It’s a way to think ahead and plan ahead, rather than cleaning up the mess we have made, which is what a lot of our environmental issues are about.” – Melora Purell, KWP coordinator

Hawaii lawmakers are moving ahead with the Rain Follows the Forest plan, increasing the amount of funding going towards protection and restoration of forested watersheds across the State!

Read more about it here. http://westhawaiitoday.com/sections/news/local-news/state-budget-increases-funds-forest-watershed-protection.html

Photo: Kukui Keliihoomalu, KWP field crew, with a view into the windward valleys of Kohala Mountain.

Ka‘ala NAR Outplanting and Watershed Protection in the News!

Friday’s KGMB evening news lead story was Kaala NAR outplanting and watershed protection. View it here

Its great coverage of the watershed initiative, the NARS, and rare plant protection.

Thanks to all those that organized the trip and provided interviews!

Free Public Talk About HAWP

Free public talk about Hawaii’s Watershed Partnerships on October 26 from 5:30pm at ING Cafe in Wakiki.  Click here to learn more.