Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i
P.O. Box 498
Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i has maintained a strong presence on the Island of Kaua‘i since its inception in 1982. Our connection to Kaua‘i goes back even before this time when all of the core staff worked together on the island since the late 1970's. Our Kaua‘i staff have been long term residents of the island and have many strong connections in the community.
Gerald Ida B.A., Kaua‘i Island Director
- has over nineteen years of experience as a field supervisor on a broad
range of archaeological and cultural projects. He also served as a
historic preservation field supervisor work on the
Kaho‘olawe Ordnance Clearance Project.
On cultural projects, he has conducted oral history interviews and has
intimate knowledge of the Hawaiian language. His expertise is recognized in
the community as demonstrated by his appointment, by two consecutive mayoral
administrations, as a member of the Kaua‘i County Historic Preservation
Review Commission, an advisory commission to the Kaua‘i County Planning
Department. Mr. Ida is a trained GPS operator as well as a
professional photographer, experienced in large format photography.
His photographic work has been included in numerous documentation projects
of historic structures.
Experience: Over thirteen years participating in archaeological projects,
throughout the Hawaiian Islands, including work
supervising projects at Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)
sites. Ms. Kamai's work ranges from laboratory
and report writing work to extensive fieldwork including inventory
surveys, data recovery, testing, monitoring, and the treatment of human