2009 Status Report For the Makua and Oahu Implementation Plans. November 2009. Prepared by: Oahu Army Natural Resource Program

U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii and Pacific Cooperative Park Studies Unit. Click here for a list of contributors

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Prepared by: United States Army Garrison, Hawai'i Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Schofield Barracks, Hawai'i 96857. Maps to sensitive rare resources have been removed from these documents. If you need access to an unedited version of any report on this site, please Email: sjoe@hawaii.edu

ABSTRACT:

The Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) has just completed implementing its fifth year of the Makua Implementation Plan Addendum (2005) and the second year of the Oahu Implementation Plan (OIP) (OIP 2008, MIP 2005). The Makua Implementation Plan (MIP) was finalized in May 2003. In January 2005, the Army completed an Addendum which emphasized management of three population units (PUs) per plant taxon in the most intact habitat and 300 individuals of Achatinella mustelina in each genetically identified Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU). The 2007 Makua Biological Opinion (BO) issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) required that the Army provide threat control for all Oahu Elepaio pairs in the Makua action area (AA) and species stabilization for 29 species. An amended BO was issued in 2008 that covers additional minimizations measures necessary as a result of the 2007 Waialua fire that destroyed individuals and habitat for Hibiscus brackenridgei subsp. mokuleianus. This report serves as the annual status report to the Makua Implementation Team (MIT), and participating landowners on the MIP Year-5 actions and OIP Year-2 actions that occurred between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 and also serves to report compliance to the USFWS. This report does not cover Oahu Elepaio. At the request of the USFWS, OANRP are analyzing many years of past data to produce a comprehensive report including population growth estimates. This analysis is taking longer than expected; therefore, Elepaio will be covered in a separate detailed report which will be transmitted early January 2010.

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Title page, list of contributors, executive summary, table of contents

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Chapter 1. Ecosystem management

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Chapter 2. Five year rare plant plans

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Chapter 3. MIP/OIP rare plant stabilization plans

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Chapter 4. MIP Achatinella mustelina management

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Chapter 5. OIP Achatinella species management

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Chapter 6. Research program

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Literature cited

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Appendix 1-1: Environmental Outreach 2009

Appendix 1-2: Weed Control-how to weed.

 

Appendix 1-3: Oil-Based Carrier Herbicide Trials

 

Appendix 1-4: OED Survey Results for Schofield Barracks and Wheeler AAFF