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Kaua'i Forestry Tour (T1) — PRECONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Wednesday, November 2: 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Departs and returns: Lihu'e airport, Kaua'i Island*
Cost: $160*
• Includes on-island transportation, box lunch, and beverages
Cost: $400 Includes above plus round-trip airfare and transportation from Hilton Hawaiian Village to Honolulu airport. HHV departure 6:15a.m. Return 6:15p.m.

Visit forestry on the Garden Isle. First see Kauai's largest tree farm, managed by Hawaiian Mahogany, Inc. Once a sugar plantation, Hawaiian Mahogany now grows tropical hardwoods for solid wood products and bioenergy while maximizing carbon sequestration. Then travel up the edge of Waimea Canyon to the Koke'e Museum at Koke'e State Park to learn about the different natural history outreach and educational programs provided to the public and to explore the museum's nature trails. The tour concludes with a visit to a protected area to see Kauai's rare and unique native trees and a stop at the spectacular Kalalau Valley overlook.

O'ahu Urban Forestry in Honolulu (T2)
Sunday, November 6: 7:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Departs and returns: Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu
Cost: $140
Includes transportation, box lunch and beverages

Explore the management and historical aspects of urban forestry in Honolulu from the 19th century deforestation to 20th century reforestation and from the devastating Honolulu floods to watershed protection and management. Visit Moanalua Gardens at Damon Estate to see the old estate gardens and houses made from the native hardwood Acacia koa and learn about the impact environmental outreach programs can have in an urban setting. The tour will stop at the Kokua Kalihi Valley to see traditional Pacific Island agriculture, agroforestry, and native forest restoration. Learn how invasive species such as albizia are removed and utilized while learning about forest health issues in the Honolulu area. The tour ends with a visit to the 140-year old Foster Botanical Garden.

O'ahu Forest Reforestation, Agroforestry and Native Forest Restoration in Honolulu (T3)
Sunday, November 6: 7:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Departs and returns: Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu
Cost: $140
Includes transportation, box lunch and beverages

Learn about reforestation of the Honolulu landscape from the 19th century deforestation caused by floods to today's protection and management of forested watersheds. Explore traditional Hawaiian agriculture and agroforestry methods at the Hawai'i Nature Center at Makiki Valley. Visit the University of Hawai'i Waimanalo Research Station to explore new agroforestry research including the nitrogen fixing tree collection, Leucaena breeding, coffee shade, and invasive species triploid sterility development. The tour concludes with a visit to the Hawai'i Agriculture Research Center Maunawili Experiment Station to see disease resistance development for the native Hawaiian hardwood Acacia koa in nursery and field trials.



Native Hawaiian Forest and Koa Reforestation (T6)
Sunday, November 6 • 7:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Departs and returns: Hilo Airport, Hawaii Island*
Cost: $160*
• Includes on-island transportation, box lunch, and beverages
Cost: $425 • Includes above plus round-trip airfare and transportation from Hilton Hawaiian Village to Honolulu airport. HHV departure: 4:30a.m. Return: 6:00p.m. Breakfast stop in Hilo included.

Learn how Kamehameha Schools is integrating restoration of native forests into their education program for Hawaiian children. Explore the schools' Acacia koa reforestation efforts at Keauhou Ranch and learn about all aspect of management of Hawaii's premier native hardwood, including plantings, control of invasive species, and natural regeneration. Then visit current research on thinning, fertilization, and weed control in secondary koa stands. Learn about native Hawaiian forests by visiting a pristine native Hawaiian rainforest and then see restoration of fire-damaged forest along the Mauna Loa Strip Road burn area in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. The tour concludes with a visit to the Jagger Museum overlook and Kilauea volcano.

*Tour price does NOT include the cost of inter-island travel.




Tours off the island of Oahu require inter-island travel. You may make your own travel arrangements and meet the tour at the indicated airport. Or you can sign up for a complete package, which includes round-trip airfare and transportation from the convention hotel to the Honolulu airport. Please arrive in hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to departure time.

There are a limited number of interisland airfare-included packages. If the acceptable passenger total has not been met by Friday August 19, they will be subject to cancellation. All attendees registered for these tours will be notified via e-mail by August 24 of cancelled tours only. SAF will not be responsible for the reimbursement to any person(s) for any travel expenses made in connection with the tours if they are altered or cancelled.

If any Oahu tour has not met the acceptable passenger total by Friday, September 2, they will be subject to cancellation. Attendees will be notified via email by September 5 of cancelled tours only.


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