[Coral-List] ICRS 2016 field trip - Managing Maui's MPAs: From watersheds to co-management

Storlazzi, Curt cstorlazzi at usgs.gov
Thu Mar 3 15:32:01 EST 2016


Please find information below for an optional field trip being being
offered as part of the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium meeting
being held in Honolulu, Hawai'i this upcoming June 2016. The field trip is:

*Managing Maui's MPAs: From watersheds to co-management*

Experience four distinct Maui reefs, hosted by local science, management
and conservation partners specializing in various aspects of marine
management in Maui Nui. This four night, three full day field trip starts
with a focus on the US Coral Reef Task Force designated priority watershed
site in West Maui, including a snorkel/SCUBA visit to the reef at Kahekili
Beach Park where this effort began, accompanied by a discussion of LSBP
science, herbivore dynamics and the watershed management initiative, as
well a s a snorkel at Honolua Bay Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD)
and one additional site to look at the impacts and challenges of land based
sources of pollution and watershed management efforts. The second day
begins with one half day diving at Molokini Crater to look at this unique
MLCD and how Hawaii’s largest coral bleaching event to date has impacted
it, followed by lunch with a view and a behind the scenes tour of the Maui
Ocean Center aquarium with highlights of their partner efforts with local
mangers and researchers on coral conservation activities. Day three starts
with a Trilogy Excursion sailing catamaran boat trip and snorkel at Olowalu
reef, aka ‘the mother reef’ and the ‘jewel of Maui’, to look at the past,
present, and future stressors of this reef and discuss the management ideas
and efforts being highlighted here, along with an on-board talk story
session about Community Makai (marine) Managed Areas (CMMAs). This trip
affords many opportunities to learn from each other and local hosts over
casual beginning evening reception, and provided lunches.

*Participants MUST present scuba certification and current dive card to
participate in scuba dives.*


Contrast different types of MPA structures comparing successes and

Showcase watershed and community managed models for managing ocean health

Demonstrate impacts and implications of global stressors on reef health

*DATE OFFERED*: *Post Tour: June 25 – June 29, 2016*

Program starts the evening of June 25 at the Aina Nalu Condominium,
Lahaina, Maui

Program ends the evening of June 29 at the Aina Nalu Condominium



*PRICE: $875.00 per person***

**Price does *NOT *include:

Airfare to Maui (OGG)

Transportation from Maui Airport to hotel in Lahaina, Maui

Hotel accommodations – Please see hotel site to make reservations. It is
*recommended *to book a (4) night hotel stay, at the Aina Nalu Condominium
at the special ICRS rate. Recommended Check-in: June 25, Check-out on June
29, (4) nights

Snorkel equipment is not included for Day 2 at Honolua Bay

Please see the ICRS 2016 website for more information:

*https://sgmeet.com/icrs2016/ <https://sgmeet.com/icrs2016/>*

Curt Storlazzi, Ph.D.
U.S. Geological Survey
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
400 Natural Bridges Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 460-7521 phone
(831) 427-4748 fax

Staff web page:
Pacific Coral Reefs:
*http://coralreefs.wr.usgs.gov/ <http://coralreefs.wr.usgs.gov/>*
Sea-level Rise and Pacific Atolls:

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