Good management of open-space rangeland is the raison d'être of the Hawaiʻi Rangeland Stewardship Foundation. And true to its goal of funding a “broad variety of educational, research, and outreach programs targeted at bringing together the best of resource and industry management expertise, science, and those who are the boots on the ground,” the foundation has created a brand-new scholarship – and one of the first recipients is CTAHR Student Ambassador Cody Ching!
"Being born and raised in Hawaiʻi, spreading awareness about local food production is very important to me,” says Cody. “I feel we must acknowledge the growing importance of sustainable agriculture in Hawaiʻi and how traditional practices and research are the stepping stones to that goal. My initial interests have developed into a passion for this topic, where not only do I understand the significance, but also feel a responsibility to share my knowledge with future generations."
Cody might be the first, but certainly won’t be the last CTAHR student to benefit from this scholarship. Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Rangeland Stewardship Foundation, for supporting our young conservationists!