November 2010 Status Report for the Makua and Oahu Implementation Plans.

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Prepared by: Oahu Army Natural Resource Program U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii and Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit Schofield Barracks, HI 96857. Click here to view a list of contributors.

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Executive summary excerpt:

This report serves as the annual status report to the Implementation Team (IT), and participating landowners on the Makua* Implementation Plan (MIP) Year-6 actions and Oahu Implementation Plan (OIP) Year-3 actions that occurred between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 and also serves to report compliance to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) has just completed implementing its sixth year of the Makua Implementation Plan Addendum (2005) and the third year of the Oahu Implementation Plan (2008). The Makua Implementation Plan (MIP) was finalized in May 2003. In January 2005, the Army completed an Addendum which emphasized management for stability 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 stabilization for 28 plant and one snail species.

*Hawaiian diacriticals are not used in this document except in some appendices in order to simplify formatting. Please refer to Appendix 1 Spelling of Hawaiian Names.

Cover Page, List of Contributors

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Executive Summary

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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: Oahu Elepaio

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Chapter 7: Research Program

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Appendix ES-1: Spelling of Hawaiian Names

Appendix ES-2: July 2010 Makua Valley Fire Report

Appendix ES-3: Determining Physical Dormancy in Hard-Seeded IP Species

Appendix ES-4: Re-Collection Intervals for Seed Collections of IP Species for Maintaining Genetic Storage Representation

Appendix ES-5: Oahu Army Natural Resource Program Research Proposal, M. Euaparadorn

Appendix 1-1: Environmental Outreach 2010

Appendix 1-2: Target Species Form

Appendix 1-3: Determining Soil Seed Bank Persistence for Incipient Weed Species

Appendix 1-4: Sphagnum Control Plan for Kaala MU

Appendix 1-5: Summer 2010 Psidium cattleianum Control at Kahanahaiki Clearcut and Chipper Project

Appendix 1-6: How to Chipper

Appendix 1-7: Bidens torta Seed Sow Trials at Kahanahaiki MU

Appendix 1-8: Standard Operating Procedures for Herbicide Ballistic Technology Operations: Ground and Aerial Herbicide Application

Appendix 4-1: A reptilian smoking gun: first record of invasive Jackson's chameleon (Chamaeleo jacksonii) predation on native Hawaiian species

Appendix 4-2: Euglandina rosea detection by dogs, February-March 2010, Hurt and Whitelaw (Working Dogs for Conservation), April 2010.

Appendix 4-3: Euglandina rosea exclosure construction

Appendix 7-1: Invasive Ant Monitoring Protocol

Appendix 7-2: Final Report: Survey of invasive ant species within Makua and Oahu Implementation Management Units 2004-2009