J. B. Friday will be joining NRC this semester while on a six-month sabbatical from the University of Hawaii. Dr. Friday is the extension forester at UH and works in Hawaii and the Pacific. Some of his recent projects have included native forest restoration, thinning of overstocked timber stands, coffee shade systems, and non-industrial tree farms. The Hawaii forestry community includes professional foresters and resource managers, small and large private landowners, non-industrial tree farmers, and Native Hawaiians. The forestry extension program has been exploring the use of web and video technology to reach a dispersed audience in addition to traditional field days and conferences. Dr. Friday’s current research is on the management of secondary stands of Hawaii’s native timber tree, Acacia koa. While in New England Dr. Friday will be learning about the Keystone program for non-industrial forest landowners and other similar programs throughout New England and designing a program to meet Hawaii’s unique needs.

University of Hawaii Forestry Extension http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/forestry

University of Hawaii Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/nrem/

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu