2016 Annual Meeting

Rangelands Partnership Meeting
March 20-23, 2016
Kailua-Kona, HI

Registration is open! Go to wera1008.eventbrite.com to register today.

The 2016 meeting is scheduled for March 20 – 23, 2016 in Kailua-Kona, HI on the Big Island (island of Hawaii). The host hotel for the meeting will be the King Kameahameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. There will be a welcome reception and mixer Sunday, March 20 at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Courtyard starting at 4:00 pm. For those interested the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel will be hosting a Hawaiian Lu’au that evening with check in for the event starting at 5:15. The fee for the Luʻau is $76.92. Reservations can be made through Island Breeze (http://www.islandbreezeluau.com/) or through the hotel (http://www.konabeachhotel.com/; Phone: 1-800-367-2111).

The Monday and Tuesday (March 21 and 22) meetings will be held at Hawaii Community College Palamanui Campus in Kailua-Kona. Transportation,lunch, and snacks will be provided.

Dinner Tuesday, March 22 will be hosted at the historic Anna Ranch in mountain town of Waimea (Kamuela), from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. There will be local entertainment, guest speakers and plenty of “ono local ‘kine’ food” to enjoy. Transportation will be provided.

On Wednesday, March 23 there will be an optional ranch and natural resources tour. Tour stops will include the University of Hawaii Mealani Research Station, historic Hawaii Ranches, and the Paniolo Heritage Center and others as time permits. Transportation and meals will be provided.

If you would like more information about the visiting Kailua-Kona for the Rangelands Partnership meeting please contact Mark Thorne at thorenm@hawaii.edu or Melelani Abran at mabran@hawaii.edu.

Additonal printable information:
2016 Hotel Activities and Kailua Kona Area Information

Travel and Hotel Information:

Host Hotel:
Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
75-5660 Palani Road; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96740
Phone: 1-800-367-2111
Registration for the special group rate ($140.00 standard) is available until February 19, 2016. Be sure to register under the “Rangelands Partnership Meeting”. The group rate has been extended to three days prior through three days post event (rates effective from 3/17 – 3/26). The hotel is located in Kailua-Kona Hawaii and about 7.5 miles from the airport. Shuttle service is available through the hotel or other providers. See what our host hotel has to offer: 2016 Hotel Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel

Airport: Kona International Airport (KOA), serviced by Hawaiian, United, Delta, Alaska and American Airlines.

Ground Transportation: Shuttle transportation between the hotel and airport can be arranged through the hotel. Taxi service is also available. If you wish, there is a rental car center located at the airport. Shuttles to the different rental car companies depart from the median just across from baggage claim.