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Hāmākua Education, Industries, Resources, & Research

Reports and articles relating to various industries, resources, and attributes of the Hāmākua area. Including reports from local schools and media articles on agriculture, tourism, scientific exploration, etc.
County of Hawai`i Agriculture ~FAQ
From the Hawai`i County Dept. of Research & Development
County of Hawai`i Data Book 2008
Recent statistics compiled by the County Dept. of Research & Development
File PDF document Inc. Magazine: Has this Farmer Gone Bananas (Richard Ha, Hāmākua Springs Country Farms), August 2008
Case Study: Anatomy of a Business Decision, written by Alex Salkever. Copyright Mansueto Ventures (LLC).
Upper Hāmākua Ditch Earthquake Repair Photos by Marvin Kawano
File PDF document Dept. of Land and Natural Resources Sustainability Hotspot - Waipi`o Valley
A report from DLNR regarding sustainability in Waipi`o Valley.
File PDF document Waipi`o, (report by Bishop Museum, 1999)
A historical report written by Susan A. Lebo, John E. Dockall, Deborah I. Olszewski, Research Program, of the Bishop Museum.
File PDF document Tree Farming in Paradise
An article about tree farming by Margaret A. Haapoja that appeared in the Summer 2007 issue of American Forests magazine.
File PDF document Forest Ecology and Management: Integrated forest products from former sugarcane plantations in Hawai`i, 1997
Victor D. Phillips, Audun E. Tvedten, Wei Liu ‘, Robert A. Merriam. Article intended to help landowners and land-use planners to evaluate potential forest product ventures on former sugarcane lands in Hawai`i.
Hawai`i Forest Hydrology
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources web site dealing with Forest Hydrology & watershed issues in Hawai`i
Pacific Coast Joint Venture: Hawai`i Wetland Joint Venture
The Pacific Coast Joint Venture develops partnerships to protect and restore lowland wetland and upland ecosystems for birds and other wildlife.
Soil Depth Characteristics and Erosion Estimates Along the Hamakua Coast, Island of Hawai`i
A University of Hawai`i Report by Aguilar & Waite, 1991.
File PDF document Biofuels in Hawai`i: A Case Study of Hāmākua
A final draft report by the Department of Urban Regional Planning Master's Practicum, Spring 2009. This report is currently open for public comments.
File PDF document Siting Evaluation for Biomass-Ethanol Production in Hawai`i
Report by Charles M. Kinoshita and Jiachun Zhou, Department of Biosystems Engineering College of Tropical griculture and Human Resources University of Hawaii at Manoa. Prepared for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, October, 1999.
Status Improvement Reports from the Dept. of Education
Status reports from various schools around the Hāmākua CDP area.
Hawai`i Bioenergy Master Plan - Land and Water Resources Breakout Session Notes -
Hawaii Bioenergy Master Plan Stakeholders Meeting April 2, 2009
Video Link: Tour of the Hāmākua Coast
Produced by TurnHere Internet Video. Contains scenes from up & down the coast & interviews.
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