Kauai CS- Rachel Martin
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  • 1. Rachel Martin Conservation Specialist
  • 2.
    • Help farmers and ranchers develop conservation plans for the agricultural exemptions to the Kauai County Sediment and Erosion Control Ordinance
    • Assist SWCD in various public outreach activities about agricultural and environmental issues
    • SWCD will not be viable organization to help the agricultural industry and our communities in natural resources conservation and protection
    • Lack of conservation specialist will weaken the SWCD operation
  • 3.  
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    • Farm In Kahili Ridge
    • Produce high quality lumber and other forest products for local consumption on a sustainable basis
    • Mahogany, Albizia, Eucalyptus, Pheasant Wood, Ebony
    • 3,000 ac.
    • Practices Implemented:
    • ~ Forest Site Preparation
    • ~ Pest Management
    • ~ Tree/Shrub Establishment
    • ~Forest Stand Improvement
    • ~Forest Buffer
  • 5.
    • Cooperator in Kokee
    • Conserve and restore native plant communities to provide habitats for endangered plants and animals.
    • Removal of Kahili Ginger, Strawberry Guava and Privet
    • Critical habitat for endangered plant species and home to the Hawaiian Hoary Bat and Nene Goose
    • 221 ac.
    • Practices Implemented:
    • ~Restoration and Management of Declining Habitat
    • ~ Upland Wildlife Habitat Management
  • 6.
    • Cooperator in Limahuli
    • Establishment of native species to provide habitat for native insects and endangered plants.
    • 1000 ac.
    • Practices Implemented:
    • ~Tree/Shrub Establishment
    • ~Upland Wildlife Habitat Management
  • 7.
    • Small Farms
    • Farm in Kalaheo
    • To produce quality crops while maintaining resources.
    • Help alleviate soil erosion in immediate area planned and improve soil condition and plant health.
    • 3.7 ac
    • Orchard and cacao trees
    • Practices Implemented:
    • ~ Conservation Cover
    • ~ Mulching
  • 8.
    • Farm in Hanapepe
    • Convert abandoned cropland into a sustainable field-stock nursery.
    • 13 ac.
    • Practices Implemented:
    • ~Access Road
    • ~Fence
    • ~Tree and Shrub Establishment
    • ~Windbreak Establishment
  • 9.
    • Large Farms
    • Farm in Moloaa & Kilauea
    • Sustain an organic avocado farm by enhancing organic matter and using nutrients more effectively.
    • To improve nutrient management system and provide increased ground cover to improve soil quality and to control invasive plants.
    • Two lots; 5 ac. and 17 ac.
    • Practices Implemented:
    • ~Conservation Cover
    • ~Cover Crop
    • ~Nutrient Management
  • 10.
    • Ranch in Kipu
    • Maintain an economically viable grazing operation that is also environmentally sustainable.
    • Grazing animals will be used to improve pasture conditions by increasing utilization of undesirable forages, rattail while increasing productivity and vigor of desirable species, kikuyugrass and pangola grass
    • 1200 ac.
    • Practices Implemented:
    • ~Fencing
    • ~ Prescribed Grazing
    • ~ Water Facility
  • 11.
    • Ranch in Hanamaulu
    • Develop a sustainable grazing system for their cow/calf operation
    • 975 ac. (514 ac.)
    • Practices Implemented:
    • ~Pipeline
    • ~Prescribed Grazing
    • ~Water Facility
    • ~Fence
  • 12.
    • Ranch in Wailua
    • Maintain an economically viable and environmentally sustainable livestock enterprise that will improve livestock distribution and harvest efficiencies.
    • Management strategy is sensitive to water quality issues and plant community habitat types.
    • 600 ac
    • Practices Implemented:
    • ~Pest Management
    • ~Fence
    • ~Pipeline
    • ~Water Facility
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    • Ranch in Kahili Ridge
    • Develop a sustainable grazing system.
    • Plant community consists of Hilo and Carpet grass, would like increase plant community to a more productive forage such as Pangola grass.
    • 185 ac.
    • Practices Implemented:
    • ~Pipeline
    • ~Pumping Plant
    • ~Watering Facility
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    • Garden Fair
    • Mid April
    • Hosted by Kauai County Farm Bureau and the UH College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources at KCC
    • Provides a network of resources to Kauai residents and visitors who are interested in agriculture
    • East and West Kauai SWCDs shared a booth with NRCS and FSA
    • Provide educational material to the public about conservation as well as information about our agencies
  • 17.  
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    • Farm Bureau County Fair
    • Late August
    • East and West Kauai SWCDs participate with NRCS and FSA
    • Publicizes our activities and role with natural resources conservation
  • 19.
    • County Department of Water Annual “Make A Splash Water Festival”
    • Held in September
    • 5 th graders on island
    • Promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources with youth.
  • 20.
    • Conservation Awareness Contest
    • Land Judging Contest
    • Held in November
    • Receive assistance from UH Cooperative Extension Service and the State Department of Education
    • High school students learn the importance of natural resource conservation in agricultural production.
  • 21. Duties of a conservation specialist require me to participate in a variety of different activities including:
    • Conservation planning
    • Providing technical assistance
    • Engineering and elevation surveys
    • Education and outreach
    • Support and assistance for partners, NRCS, USDA
    • Training
  • 22.
    • How and why your position is so important to the SWCD?
    • Contribute to the districts by being involved in a variety of related areas including:
    • Erosion control plan reviews of agricultural lands
    • Federal cost-share assistance for small agricultural operations by reviewing an approving conservation plans
    • Control of non-point source pollution
    • Watershed planning
    • Flood prevention
    • Agroforestry
    • Wildlife habitat preservation
    • Community outreach
    • Conservation education
  • 23.
    • Again without conservation specialist our environment will greatly affected. With our main goal reducing soil erosion and sediment due to runoff to prevent non-point source pollution of our streams, rivers and ocean, I believe we can make a difference!