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Local Working Groups

Local work groups are made up of people interested in agriculture and conservation, including farmers, ranchers, industry representatives, native Pacific Islander organizations and members, government officials, and agency staff. According to the National Association of Conservation Districts, the local conservation district may provide leadership in convening and organizing the local work group or the local NRCS District Conservationist. The local work group is an important element of the locally led conservation way of doing business.

The locally led conservation effort is the foundation of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) conservation program delivery process. The local work group supports the locally led conservation effort by coordinating USDA programs with other Federal, State, tribal, and local conservation programs to provide an integrated solution to addressing natural resource concerns.

Provided below is the schedule of Local/Basin Work Group Meetings in the Pacific Islands Area

NRCS Offices and Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) in Pacific Islands Area

Links

Local and Basin Work Group Meeting Schedule

American Samoa Service Center
Date Local Working Group Summary Meeting Location NRCS Contact
       

 

Guam Service Center
Date Local Working Group Summary Meeting Location NRCS Contact
April 23, 2015
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
LWG Agenda - Guam (PDF; 32 KB)
Transmittal Guam LWG Meeting (PDF; 149 KB)
Guam LWG Minutes (PDF; 166 KB)
FY15 Local Request for Funds (PDF; 78 KB)
FY Local Request for Funds - Actual Obligations (PDF; 83 KB)
USDA - NRCS Conference Room
770 East Sunset Blvd., Suite 270
Barrigada, Guam 96913
Bamba, Jocelyn - Jocelyn.Bamba@pb.usda.gov
District Conservationist, Phone: 671-735-2111 x 2591
May 4, 2016
10:05 AM to 11:50 AM

LWG Agenda - Guam (PDF; 109 KB)
Guam LWG Minutes (PDF; 189 KB)
ADS Eligible Resource Concerns (PDF; 182 KB)

USDA - NRCS Conference Room
770 East Sunset Blvd., Suite 270
Barrigada, Guam 96913
Bamba, Jocelyn - Jocelyn.Bamba@pb.usda.gov
District Conservationist, Phone: 671-735-2111 x 2591

 

Hilo Service Center
Date Local Working Group Summary Meeting Location NRCS Contact
July 23, 2014
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

July 26, 2016
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 East Hawaii Meeting (PDF; 1.2 MB)


East Hawaii Meeting (PDF; 20 KB)



Hilo Field Office Conference Room
Hisashima, Kori - Kori.Hisashima@hi.usda.gov
District Conservationist, Phone: 808-933-8359

 

Hoolehua Service Center
Date Local Working Group Summary Meeting Location NRCS Contact
2016 Molokai & Lanai LWG (PDF; 42 KB)   Jennings, Wallace - Wally.Jennings@hi.usda.gov
District Conservationist, Phone: 808-567-6868 x 105

 

Kahului Service Center
Date Local Working Group Summary Meeting Location NRCS Contact
July 7, 2015 Kahului LWG Meeting (PDF; 25 KB) USDA NRCS Kahului Field Office Ganske-Cerizo, Ranae - Ranae.Ganske-Cerizo@hi.usda.gov
Disctrict Conservationist, Phone: 808-871-5500 x 107

 

Kealakekua Service Center / Kona SWCD
Date Local Working Group Summary Meeting Location NRCS Contact
April 30, 2015
10:00 AM
Kona SWCD (PDF; 47 KB) UH Extension Services Office in Kainaliu.  

 

Lihue Service Center
Date Local Working Group Summary Meeting Location NRCS Contact
       

 

Oahu Service Center
Date Local Working Group Summary Meeting Location NRCS Contact
April 6, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
LLCWG Meeting Minutes (PDF; 543 KB) Crop Production Services Building in Kunia Bernadette Luncsford - Bernadette.Luncsford@hi.usda.gov
District Conservationist
Phone: 808-541-2600 ext. 2913

 

Rota
Date Local Working Group Summary Meeting Location NRCS Contact
May 22, 2015
12:01 PM to 1:30 PM
Rota LWG Meeting (PDF; 315 KB) USDA/NRCS Saipan Field Office Conference Room  
July 28, 2016
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Rota LWG Summary Report (PDF; 107 KB)   Pamela Sablan - Pamela.Sablan@pb.usda.gov
Acting District Conservationist/Soil Conservationist, Phone: 670-233-3415 ext. 103

 

Saipan Service Center
Date Local Working Group Summary Meeting Location NRCS Contact
May 12, 2015 Saipan LWG Summary Report (PDF; 269 KB)    
June 14, 2016 Saipan LWG Summary Report (PDF; 912 KB)   Pamela Sablan - Pamela.Sablan@pb.usda.gov
Acting District Conservationist/Soil Conservationist, Phone: 670-233-3415 ext. 103

 

Tinian
Date Local Working Group Summary Meeting Location NRCS Contact
June 3, 2015 LWG Meeting - Tinian (PDF; 88 KB)    
May 12, 2016 Tinian LWG Summary Report (PDF; 120 KB)   Pamela Sablan - Pamela.Sablan@pb.usda.gov
Acting District Conservationist/Soil Conservationist, Phone: 670-233-3415 ext. 103

 

Waimea Service Center
Date Local Working Group Summary Meeting Location NRCS Contact
July 9, 2014 LWG Meeting - Waimea (PDF; 707 KB) NRCS Field Office at Parker Ranch Shopping Center  
August 2016 LWG Meeting - Waimea (PDF; 44 KB)