2011 Status Report for the Makua and Oahu Implementation Plans. December 2011

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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.

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

Executive summary excerpt:

The Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) totals 50 personnel comprised of support staff, a fence crew, three resource management crews, and a nursery / seed bank management crew. Staff levels in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 were similar to those in FY2010, though there has been staff turnover and replacement hiring is ongoing for several vacant positions. Funding decreased in FY2011 with OANRP receiving $2.94 million for the Makua Implementation Plan (MIP) and $2.35 million for Oahu Implementation Plan (OIP). Given the current federal budget battles in Congress, OANRP is waiting to fill new positions until the budget outlook is clearer.

This status report (report) serves as the annual report for participating landowners, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Implementation Team (IT) overseeing the MIP and OIP. The reporting period for this report is September 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011; subsequent reports will summarize activities conducted within the fiscal year of October 1 to September 30. This year OANRP used summaries of the scheduling database to guide field actions more efficiently and to analyze time expenditures by program objectives. This detailed tracking allows senior staff to realign and reprioritize program goals to achieve more effective conservation. OANRP completes thousands of actions each year to implement the MIP and OIP (IPs); the results of those myriad activities are summarized in this report.

*Hawaiian diacriticals are not used in this document except in some appendices in order to simplify formatting. Maps to sensitive rare resources have been removed from this document

Cover Page, List of Contributors

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Executive Summary

472 KB

Table of Contents

129 KB

Chapter 1: Ecosystem Management

10 MB

Chapter 2: Five Year Rare Plant Plans

9 MB

Chapter 3: Achatinella Species Management

2 MB

Chapter 4: Oahu Elepiao

3 MB

Chapter 5: Research Program

4 MB

Appendices: table of contents

Appendices: Appendix ES-1 Spelling of Hawaiian Names

Appendices: Appendix ES-2 Operating the Army Propagation Database

Appendices: Appendix ES-3 Annual Report for University of Hawaii Tree Snail Conservation Lab

Appendices: Appendix ES-4a & b Stabilization Plans for Drosophila

Appendices: Appendix ES-5 Assessment of effects of rodent removal on arthropods

Appendices: Appendix 1-1 Outreach activities

Appendices: Appendix 1-2a, b & c Chromolaena odorata Management Summary and Control Plan, pest alert and identification photos

Appendices: Appendix 1-3 Vegetation Monitoring Trend Analysis for the Palikea MU

Appendices: Appendix 1-4 GAP analysis report

Appendices: Appendix 1-5 CALIBRE Integrated Vegetation Management Plan OANRP Discussion notes

Appendices: Appendix 1-6 Vegetation monitoring checklists Kaluaa

Appendices: Appendix 1-7 Hapapa Bench/Land of 10,000 Snails
Restoration/Re-vegetation Plan

Appendices: Appendix 1-8 Vegetation monitoring checklists Manuwai

Appendices: Appendix 4-1 Memo to Report a Take of a Single Oahu Elepaio Territory