'Wild Side' talk focus: native ecosystems
Betsy Gagné, an Oçahu native with a lifelong interest in and involvement with native ecosystems — both here and other islands in the Pacific — will next week talk about her “Walk on the Wild Side.”
Gagné serves as the state’s Natural Area Reserves System Commission’s executive secretary (Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Department of Land and Natural Resources). Her background includes eight years building fences and vegetation management at Haleakalä National Park, and 17 years at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife.
Her free lecture and question-answer session — 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at ING DIRECT Cafe in Waikïkï, 1958 Kalakaua Ave. — will feature a “visual walk” through lands managed by the state. For more information, visit www.hawaiiconservation.org.
The event, sponsored by the Hawaiçi Conservation Alliance and ING DIRECT, is part of the “Natural Treasures of Hawaiçi” lecture series, held on the last Wednesday of each month.