Jordan Jokiel Appointed Land Manager of Haleakalā Ranch
By Maui Now Staff
Seasoned conservationist Jordan Jokiel, the new land manager for Haleakalā Ranch Company, will oversee the company’s numerous conservation programs and partnerships, and the ranch’s non-livestock diversified agricultural programs.
Jokiel has more than 25 years of experience in land and wildlife conservation. He most recently served as program manager for the Leeward Haleakalā Restoration Partnership, a coalition of 11 major landowners, including Haleakalā Ranch. There, he managed more than 40,000 acres of watershed lands on the leeward side of Haleakalā.
Prior to that, Jokiel served as access and acquisitions program coordinator for the State of Hawaiʻi’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife. He is also the former director of the Palmyra Program for The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i and program manager for East Maui Watershed Partnership.
Jokiel is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies.
“The time is right for Jordan to join the ranch staff,” said Haleakalā Ranch President Don Young. “We have taken our land stewardship role very seriously for the past 127 years and we continue to move forward with a far-reaching conservation program. Jordan has a wealth of experience in this area. ”
Haleakalā Ranch encompasses some 29,000 acres on the slopes of Haleakalā. The ranch was incorporated in 1888 and is one of the island’s large landowners. In addition to its primary focus on a multi-species livestock operation, the ranch’s operations have expanded to include a diverse portfolio of leases for agriculture, telecommunications, eco-tourism and alternative energy businesses on Maui.
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