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Christmas tree demonstration project call for volunteers

MEDIA RELEASE Imagine Hawaii having the holiday tradition of getting the family together to visit a Christmas tree farm and selecting their own tree during the holiday season. Interested community members can help to make that vision a reality by volunteering for the upcoming Aina Mauna Christmas Tree Demonstration Project Planting Workshop. The workshop is […]

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HFIA launches Mahalo Aina program to plant more trees

MEDIA RELEASE There is little doubt today that Hawaii’s forests are critically important to the health and well being of Hawaii’s people. For the past 25 years the Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA) has practiced and promoted sustainability for Hawaii’s forests before sustainability was added to today’s lexicon. HFIA has worked consistently through the years […]

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Five isle artists win HFIA awards

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA) has announced the winners of the 2013 juried Hawaii’s ‘Woodshow, Na Laau o Hawaii.’ Five artisans from Hawaii Island returned with awards from the prestigious exhibition. Triple award-winner Scott Hare from Kurtistown brought home an Honorable Mention recognizing outstanding execution and design for his Milo wood piece, […]

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Aupaka o Wao Lama partnership provides dryland forest education

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA) and Lai Opua 2020 have formed the Aupaka o Wao Lama collaborative partnership to provide West Hawaii youth a land-based, forest stewardship experience. Aupaka o Wao Lama is a “learning while doing” stewardship education partnership, which integrates community, cultural, and science ecology. Other collaborators include Kau I […]

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‘Growing Koa in Hawaii Nei’ symposium draws 100

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA) has announced 110 people attended the “Growing Koa in Hawaii Nei” symposium Nov. 16 at Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) in Volcanos National Park. More than 40 of them participated in the tour of Keauhou Ranch, Ka’u the following day. The symposium brought together landowners, foresters, students and […]

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Panaewa Zoo Discovery Forest receives funding for Phase II

MEDIA RELEASE The Cleo Foundation and the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and USDA Forest Service through Kaulunani Urban Forestry Program have contributed $10,000 each to the Panaewa Zoo Discovery Forest. Along with an earlier contribution of $2,500 from the Captain Planet Foundation, the Hawaii Forest Institute, Hawaii Forest Industry Association and community […]

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HFIA extends ‘Growing Koa in Hawaii Nei’ registration

MEDIA RELEASE There is still time to register for the Hawaii Forest Industry Association’s (HFIA’s) “Growing Koa in Hawaii Nei” Symposium, Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday Nov. 17 at Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. On Friday, Nov. 16, presentations will take place in the Ohia Room from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and […]

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HFIA hosts ‘Growing Koa in Hawaii Nei’ symposium (Nov. 16-17)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA), in conjunction with a group of community leaders, will present the “Growing Koa in Hawaii Nei” Symposium on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday Nov. 17. Presentations are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in the Ohia Room at Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) in Hawaii Volcanos National Park, […]

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Isle woodworkers come out tops at annual show

Three Big Island craftmen hailed at 20th Annual Hawaii Forest Industry Association woodshow

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HFIA: Castaing wins 'Best of Show' honors

HFIA: Castaing wins ‘Best of Show’ honors

MEDIA RELEASE The 20th Annual Hawaii Forest Industry Association’s Hawaii’s Woodshow opens its doors Sunday to the public at the Honolulu Museum of Art Academy Art School Gallery at Linekona. Jurors for the show have previewed works by Hawaii’s best wood artists and woodworkers and selected winners in various categories. Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods sponsored the […]

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Panaewa Zoo Discovery Forest seeks community volunteers

Panaewa Zoo Discovery Forest seeks community volunteers

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA) and Hawaii Forest Institute (HFI), along with a dedicated group of community partners, has initiated site work for the Panaewa Zoo Discovery Forest at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens in Hilo. Areas have been prepared for the Native Forest and Agro-forest demonstration plots and a community […]

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HFIA promotes healthy, productive forests

HFIA promotes healthy, productive forests

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA) forestry awareness campaign focuses on Hawaii’s forests as components of sustainable agriculture with economic, environmental and social benefits. The campaign’s name and tagline provide a succinct indicator of the project’s purpose: Healthy and Productive Forests, A Growing Part of Hawaii’s Future. Hawaii’s forests are critically important to […]

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Partners sought for Panaewa Zoo Discovery Forest project

Partners sought for Panaewa Zoo Discovery Forest project

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA) and Hawaii County Parks & Recreation, along with a diverse group of community partners, has launched the Panaewa Zoo Discovery Forest project. The project will engage community volunteers in creating and maintaining a demonstration forest at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens in Hilo. The 3-acre project […]

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HFIA award for Aina Mauna Legacy Program

HFIA award for Aina Mauna Legacy Program

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Forest Industry Association introduced a new award to the lineup of awards at the 18th Annual Hawaii’s Woodshow this year. The first ever recipient of the “Koa: Standing the Test of Time” award was the Aina Mauna Legacy Program – Hookuleana LLC and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). A $200 […]

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