Hawaiian Coastal

UNIV 391  It’s always though landing in LAX, one of the most populated cities after a week of Hawaii. When you land in Honolulu the temperature is perfect. The island hits you in the face. Sleeping on the beach the first night was raw. This I learned was a team building experience. The trip was… Read more »

Wrapping up a week in Hawaii

I couldn’t be more thankful for the experiences I had on this trip to Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii. For my first time visiting such a unique and special place, I was thankful I was more than just a tourist or a visitor. Instead, we were exposed to the culture that is preserved… Read more »

CI in HI: Devyn’s Reflection

This trip was filled with activities and educational experiences, beginning with the very first hour on the very first day. As we started off LA-ward from our CSU Channel Islands campus, we started learning about management challenges along the coast of PCH (Highway 1). At that moment I knew this trip would be worth the… Read more »

Greg’s CI in HI Reflection

Three islands in three days. That’s the ESRM way! Santa Rosa on Sunday, Oahu on Monday, and the Big Island on Tuesday. The real-life learning experiences these opportunities provide are priceless. In total this was a 10-day information overload. The learning experience for our Hawaii trip started immediately. The shuttle ride to the LAX Airport… Read more »

Concluding thoughts 

Overall our trip to Hawaii was very educational, eye opening and fun. We stayed very busy the entire time which allowed us to see and hear about an array of interesting topics. The comparisons between Californian coastal management and Hawaiian coastal management became much clearer after this trip. Issues such as habitat fragmentation, invasive species,… Read more »

Mahalo!

A week spent in Hawaii was quite eventful and largely educational. We were all able to experience and learn so much about Hawaii’s management practices, culture, and values. Not only was it an experience to expand our knowledge on coastal management, it was also an experience to learn of possible job opportunities and grad school… Read more »

Big Island: Small World

The Hawaiian Islands are thousands of miles from mainlands of any continent, which has two implications. The term ‘hotspot’ defines the Islands of Hawaii, not just for it’s diversity of life, but geologically. The Islands of Hawaii are home to native, threatened and endangered species, arguably the most, and host invasive species found to be… Read more »

The Aloha Spirit

A week in Hawaii, what a lifetime. There were, on more than one occasion, moments where I thought, “oh that’s a very cool thing, but we probably won’t have time to do it.” Sure enough, by the end of the day or the next, we’d be on another side of the island, or the other… Read more »

A trip to Remember!!!

This was a very unique experience with different views and opinions I never before thought of. I loved the interdisciplinary aspect of the trip, ranging from small cultural lectures all the way to big industry ones. We really got to see and begin to understand the full range of coastal and marine development in Hawaii…. Read more »

Ma’ona Community Garden

We visited a community garden that is helping the community battle food insecurity.  They are using everything in the garden and waste is either composted, reused, recycled or disposed of properly.

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    After a six hour plane ride, the usual rigmarole at the airport, and an hour long bus jaunt into the heart of tourist-centric Honolulu, we grabbed some sandwiches for dinner.  As I type this, the students are having their digestive on the artificial lawn that forms the core of this section of urbanism-on-steroids Waikiki.  Nothing… Read more »

  • Lysdale Test Post

    Did you know the clear Hawaiian water is nutrient poor water compared to California?

  • Test post Hawaii in route

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    Still charging go pro and iPod. It’s going to be a fun trip!!

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    Test run by Amanda

  • So excited! 

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  • Getting ready for Hawaii

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  • Sampling starts on Saturday!

    Our consortium for the study of the Torrey pines (Pinus torreyana) and coastal bluffs here in the California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) just held our first annual planning meeting in Ventura, California.  While this group’s focus is the entirety of coastal pine distributions, much of this has a direct bearing on other coastal tree species and… Read more »

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