On Monday, March 10, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. the Senate Committee on Water and Land and the House Committee on Water & Land held a joint informational briefing. The purpose of this informational briefing was to receive an update on how the accomplishments of "The Rain Follows the Forest" watershed initiative are mitigating climate change and securing Hawaii's water supplies. Statewide projects and future plans for invasive species removal, native tree plantings, fence construction, and other priority actions will be discussed.
Presentations were made by:
William J. Aila, Jr., Director, Department of Land and Natural Resources
Lisa J. Hadway, Administrator, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Department of Land and Natural Resources View presentation
Colleen Cole, Coordinator, Three Mountain Alliance Watershed Partnership (Hawaii Island) View presentation
Jordan Jokiel, Coordinator, Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership (Maui) View presentation
To view the video coverage of the informational briefing, visit the Senate's Webcast Archive and scroll down to select the video for "WTL Hearing 3/10/14".
The Senate Committee on Water and Land will be holding an informational briefing to receive updates on several emergent issues being addressed by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).
The briefing will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the State Capitol conference room 229.
During the briefing the committee and department will discuss:
Beginning at 9:30 a.m.: The effects of the Federal sequester within DLNR.
10:30 a.m.: Concerns raised in the Audit of the Kaho‘olawe Rehabilitation Trust Fund regarding the trust fund itself and restoration plan.
1:30 p.m.: The search for a new Division Administrator for the DLNR State Historic Preservation Division, as well as concerns regarding the National Park Service Corrective Action Plan.
"This informational briefing is an opportunity for us to sit down with Department of Land and Natural Resources and discuss where they are in addressing key items concerning the State," said Senator Malama Solomon, chair of the Senate Committee on Water and Land. "Through developing a stronger understanding of the organization's current status we will be better able to plan for the future and prepare for the potential impacts of events such as sequestration."
Other relevant issues will also be discussed.
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