Magazine article American Forests

Hawai'i

Magazine article American Forests

Hawai'i

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LAST NOVEMBER, I traveled to the site of our next Forestscape--Hawai'i--to plan an opportunity for American Forests' members to embark on an exclusive adventure exploring the Big Island of Hawaii as you've never seen it before!

On my fourth day there. I visited I-Iowan Volcanoes National Park. This is where we will begin our trip this October, enjoying a private dinner with the pork's superintendent as we watch the volcano glow in the night through the dining room windows of the Volcano House. We will spend a few days hiking with the park's head rangers while we learn about their pioneering efforts to restore the lush forests between their boundaries with native trees and plants. We will also visit the Hawail Endangered Bird Conservation Program site, which is closed to the public, to learn about their efforts to reintroduce the Hawahan crow back to the forests of Hawai'i.

On the same day, I made a site visit to one of Hawai'i's two vineyards to plan our visit there. We will learn about what it takes to grow wine in Hawaii before heading to the Kona side of the island and checking into the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel--rated by Travel & Leisure magazine as the No. …

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