Are you passionate about trees and their value for our well-being?
Do you have professional experience you would like to apply to improve our urban and community forests and green spaces across the state?

The Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program is now seeking qualified and enthusiastic applicants for its Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council!

The Kaulunani Advisory Council acts in a volunteer, advisory capacity to DOFAW and the Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program and operates in partnership with the non-profit organization Smart Trees Pacific.

The Council provides guidance and direction for the Kaulunani program and small grants program. Responsibilities include reviewing the State’s Forest Action Plan and providing input and recommendations for projects, subgrants, and educational and marketing initiatives. Members also have the opportunity to consult on the annual Federal Program grant proposal, as well as other federal or non-federal funding opportunities.

Currently, the council is comprised of professionals from across the state, ranging from arborists to landscape architects, government planners to community-based nonprofit leaders

Professionals from all fields, areas of expertise and all islands are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • education
  • health care
  • engineering
  • transportation
  • environmental
  • private sector

Priority will be given to applications received by Nov. 1, in advance of the Nov. 15 Council meeting when applications will be reviewed. Residents of Maui Nui and Kaua‘i County are currently underrepresented on the Council and are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will then be considered on a rolling basis. Council members commit to a 3-year term with quarterly in-person meetings. Detailed Council guidelines and applications can be found on the Kaulunani website. Click here to view and download an application.

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