The fungus, Ceratocystis, has impacted over 50,000 acres of ʻŌhiʻa forest on Hawaiʻi Island so far. Here’s how you can learn more about it:
- If you’d like to spend an excellent 35 minutes to learn what Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) is, how it’s being detected and about the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources’ (CTAHR) Strategic Response Plan, watch extension forester Dr. J.B. Friday, discuss this subject with the Hawaiʻi County Council Committee on Agriculture on February 12, 2017 and presented by Big Island Video News.
- Visit CTAHR’s’ page dedicated to Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death to find out where it is, what you can do about it and helpful links, including their Facebook page.
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It’s a great time of year to regroup and find out what colleagues and experts have to say about new research and trends. If you happen to be heading to the Pacific Northwest in November, here’s information on the Northwest Bioenergy Research Symposium on November 13. Symposium organizers will host Frank Botler, USDA NIFA Director,Institute of Bioenergy, Climate and Environment as the keynote speaker.
And, a reminder, the 2012 International Sandalwood Symposium is slated for October 21-24 at the East-West Center, University of Hawaii, Manoa in Honolulu. The symposium is being organized by the International Sandalwood Foundation and United Plant Savers.
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the Division of Forestry & Wildlife Hawai’i (DOFAW) will hold their 2012 Conference at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawai’i from July 20-25, 2012. Hosted by the Department of Land and Natural Resources and DOFAW. Optional activities include visits to Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge and Pu’u Wa’awa’a Summit. Here’s the link..
Kaua’i Forest Bird Recovery Project has a mission to promote knowledge, appreciation, and conservation of Kaua’i’s forest birds, the organization has three primary facets: research, management, and outreach. Check it out…
If you would like to find out more about the forests and forest industries of Hawai’i, here are a few sites and places to research, visit and discover–a growing list from Hawai’i Forest Tracks.
To get a broad view of the on-going bird extinction crisis–and targeted conservation work on this situation, see ABC’s Endangered Hawai’i, a 30 minute film narrated by Richard Chamberlain, produced by the American Bird Conservancy, and funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.