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  • Meet the Board: Koalani Kaulukukui
    OHA s landholdings and focuses on ceded land issues Prior to working at her current position Ms Kaulukukui was an associate for Earthjustice s Honolulu office where she use used the legal process to protect Native Hawaiian rights freshwater resources and endangered species Immediately following law school Ms Kaulukukui worked for OHA s Native Rights Land and Culture division where she assisted in protecting Native Hawaiian rights from the impacts

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  • Meet the Board: Ryan Louis Nobu Belcher
    connection to the island that he calls home and the kuleana to take care of it Ryan graduated from St Joseph High School in 2003 and obtained a degree in Biology with an emphasis ecology conservation and evolution from University of Hawai i at Hilo in 2009 In 2011 Ryan and his fianceé moved to O ahu so that he could take a position with Hi ipaka LLC Waimea Valley

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  • Meet the Board: Wayne Tanaka
    Harvey Mudd College and subsequently graduated cum laude with a juris doctorate degree from the William S Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai i During law school he published Ho ona aku Ho ōla aku First Steps to Averting the Tragedy of the Commons in Hawai i s Nearshore Fisheries which was awarded the Alston Hunt Floyd Ing Best Environmental Law Seminar Paper in 2008 Wayne also

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  • Meet the Board:Rick Kaponowaiwaiola Barboza
    Partner with Hui Kū Maoli Ola a thriving nursery and landscaping company that focuses primarily on the propagation and installation of native Hawaiian plants HKMO implements contract work with various state and federal agencies to perform habitat restorations within Hawai i s numerous types of ecosystems The nursery also provides native plants to private and commercial landscapers hotels and resorts and retail outlets such as the Home Depot Rick graduated from the Kamehameha School in 1993 obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of Hawai i in 1999 with a primary focus on Hawai i s natural history and the conservation of native biota co founded Hui Kū Maoli Ola in 1999 and served on the Board of Directors for the Honolulu Botanical Gardens in 2002 He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Conservation Council for Hawai i and the Landscape Industry Council of Hawai i and is on the Executive Council of Ka Mauli Hou formerly Hawai i Restoration and Conservation Initiative and the Sierra Club Hawai i Chapter Rick is also one of the founding directors of Papahana Kuaola a 501 c 3 non profit organization whose mission is to create

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  • History: 1950s
    others Conservation Council for Hawai i is formed on August 9 1950 Holds its first general meeting in March 1951 with various organizations and agencies represented forms island subcommittees and standing committees for flora fauna water land and sites Opposes sand removal from public beaches on the Leeward side of O ahu Calls for the protection of Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles Commissions a survey to protect rare plants

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  • History: 1960s
    Raises awareness about suburbanization and growth in Hawai i following statehood in 1959 and promotes public parks proper soil conservation and land stewardship Supports passage of Act 187 the State Zoning Law or Greenbelt Law which establishes a statewide land use classification system for agricultural urban and conservation lands Provides a venue to discuss the impacts of introduced mammals to native species watersheds and agricultural lands Hosts the first Annual

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  • History: 1970s
    State Natural Area Reserves System to protect unique ecosystems and geologic sites for future generations Supports enactment of the federal Endangered Species Act Opposes commercial whaling in the Pacific to protect endangered humpbacks and other species Calls for removing introduced sheep and goats from endangered palila bird critical habitat on Mauna Kea Joins wildlife organizations farmers and ranchers in opposing the introduction of axis deer to the Big Island Takes

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  • History: 1980s
    Puna on Big Island and koa logging in Koke e State Park on Kaua i files a successful lawsuit to stop logging on Moloka i to protect rare kahuli tree snails Exposes violations on leased ceded land and native dry forest at Pu u Wa awa a in Kona including unauthorized koa logging hosts media helicopter tour of the area to force state enforcement supports establishment of the Pu u Wa awa a Forest Bird Sanctuary Files an administrative appeal with the EPA over a toxic emissions permit for the H Power garbage to energy incinerator on O ahu Files successful lawsuits to stop heptachlor pesticide use in pineapple fields after pesticides are found in mothers milk establishes the Hawai i Heptachlor Research and Education Foundation to study the effects of heptachlor on humans and the environment Sends a 60 day notice of intent to sue the U S Army for failing to comply with the federal Endangered Species Act and protect endangered kahuli tree snails at the Mākua Military Reservation on O ahu Receives a grant from the state legislature to organize Hawai i s 20th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration in 1990 Assists Hanalei farmers on Kaua i in

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