31 January 2020

Learning about Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Hawaiʻi

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About this episode

  Language: English   Duration: 19mins 57secs
 Partners: Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo

This podcast features Kevin Chang, Co-Director of Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo (KUA), a network that supports community-based natural resource management in Hawaiʻi by working together with government agencies and communities towards restoring Hawaiʻi communities’ traditional role as caretakers of their land.

About our guest

Kevin Chang is an attorney and the co-director of Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo (KUA), an organization that supports community-based environmental stewardship networks through shared responsibility in Hawai’i. KUA was formed to serve as a network of rural and Native Hawaiian communities to support, connect, strengthen and accelerate the movement towards place-based stewardship initiatives. In coming together, this network is addressing local challenges through Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). Kevin oversees all organizational fiscal, administrative and programmatic aims. He has a B.A. in Psychology and a J.D. from the University of Oregon. Prior to KUA he was a Land Manager for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and a Field Representative for the Trust for Public Lands’ Hawaiian Island Program.

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