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Rangeland student trainee for Waimea NRCS office

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 by Jolene Lau

News from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service 300 Ala Moana Blvd., #4-118, Honolulu, HI 96850 Rangeland student trainee for Waimea NRCS office HONOLULU, February 5 – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is recruiting for a student trainee in our...



USDA seeks grant proposals to increase recreational public access on private agricultural, forest lands

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Jolene Lau

News from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service 300 Ala Moana Blvd., #4-118, Honolulu, HI 96850 HONOLULU, Feb. 25, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $20 million is being made available to improve wildlife habitat and enhance public access for...



USDA awards DLNR with RCPP funds to help forest lands

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Jolene Lau

HAWAII WATERSHED FOREST PROTECTION SUPPORTED BY REGIONAL CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM USDA grants DLNR $467,000, leveraging state funds HONOLULU – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the State of Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources is a recipient of more than...



FREE Victory Garden Primer Workshop, Feb 7, 12-4pm

Posted on Feb 3, 2015 by Grow Local

Grow Local in Small Spaces (GLISS) continues with this FREE workshop, Sat., Feb 7, 12-4pm at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Von Holt Room, 229 Queen Emma Square (map).Hosted by Sarah Leone of Aloha Resiliency this “mini-course” is based on the Los Angeles Master Gardener Victory Garden Course....



NRCS accepting applications for the 2015 National Water Quality Initiative for Hilo Bay

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 by Jolene Lau

HONOLULU, January 23, 2015 — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the National Water Quality Initiative for Hilo Bay in Hawaii County. The application signup deadline for this initiative is February 20, 2015. Funding will be dedicated to address...



Indigenous microorganisms keep soil healthy

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 by Jolene Lau

HONOLULU, January 2 -- On another beautiful day in Hawaii, Aileen Yeh will come out and dig around to see what's under the grass on her ranch. She’ll step over the cow pies and see what kind of indigenous microorganisms are flourishing to keep her soil healthy. Ranching in Hawaii is challenging...



DLNR selected for new funding from NRCS and FS to help Koolau Forest

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 by Jolene Lau

Koolau forest protection part of a national $37 million investment HONOLULU, February 20, 2015 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced nearly $37 million in investments to mitigate wildfire threats to landowners and communities. This is the first partnership between the...



Looking for a student internship? Job announced today!

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 by Jolene Lau

The vacancy announcement for soil conservation internships has been posted today: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/388721800 Job Title: Pathways Internship Program Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) Department: Department Of Agriculture Agency: Natural Resources Conservation...



Job announcement for soil conservationist on Kauai

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 by Jolene Lau

Pacific Islands Area (PIA) is currently recruiting for a Soil Conservationist, GS-0457-05/07, full promotion level 09, for the Lihue Field Office in Lihue Hawaii. Please visit http://www.usajobs.opm.gov or click the link below for a copy of the job opportunity announcement. Please feel free to...



Ranching in the Islands

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 by Jolene Lau

At the Natural Resources Conservation Service, we are Helping People Help the Land. Through Farm Bill programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, farmers and ranchers in the Pacific Islands Area are getting much needed help with conservation on the ground. As an example, see how...


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