2013 Status Report for the Makua and Oahu Implementation Plans. December 2013

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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:

The Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) has 60 personnel on staff, comprised of support staff, a fence crew, three resource management crews, and a nursery/seed bank management crew. Most of these staff are employed via a Cooperative Agreement funded by the Army through the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR) and administered by the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii-Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Staff levels in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 were similar to those in FY2012, though there has been staff turnover and replacement hiring is ongoing for several vacant positions. During this reporting period, OANRP hired its first Entomologist to manage the endangered insect program. For FY 2013, OANRP received a total of $6,680,042 to implement both the Makua and Oahu Implementation Plans. This included funding to repair the Ohikilolo fence and the completion of the Makua Military Reservation perimeter fence and the Keaau Management Unit fence for Hibiscus brackenridgei ssp. mokuleianus. In FY 2013, OANRP did not receive funding for OIP Tier 2 and Tier 3 projects as there was no training conducted that could impact the species at the Tier 2 and 3 levels, as specified in the 2003 Oahu Biological Opinion.

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 Makua Implementation Plan (MIP) and Oahu Implementation Plan (OIP). The period covered in this report is October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013 and covers Year 9 of the MIP and Year 6 of the OIP. Hawaiian diacriticals are not used in this document except in some appendices in order to simplify formatting. Please refer to Appendix ES-1, Spelling of Hawaiian Names.

Cover 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: Achatinella Species Management

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Chapter 4: Oahu Elepaio

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Chapter 5: Drosophila Species Management

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Chapter 6: Rodent Management

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Chapter 7: Invertebrate Control Program

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Appendix ES-1 Spelling of Hawaiian Names

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Appendix ES-2 2013 Army Propagation Database Tutorial

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Appendix ES-3 October 2013 HTSCL Report

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Appendix ES-4 Rat Arthropod Research Update

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Appendix ES-5 Molecular Assessment of Wild Achatinella mustelina Diet Year 1

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Appendix 1-1 Ecosystem Management Unit Plans Cover Page

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Appendix 1-1-2 Opaeula Lower I ERMP

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Appendix 1-1-3 Opaeula ERMP

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Appendix 1-1-4 Puaakanoa ERMP

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Appendix 1-2 Lower Opaeula Clidemia hirta weed control

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Appendix 1-3 Vegetation Response to the Release of Ungulate Pressure

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Appendix 1-4 Environmental Outreach

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Appendix 1-5 Ohikilolo Upper Plant Community Health Monitoring Results

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Appendix 1-6 OISC Chromolaena odorata FY13 Annual Report

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Appendix 1-7 Invasive Species Spread Prevention on Training Ranges

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Appendix 1-8 Psidium cattleianum Aerial HBT trials

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Appendix 1-9 A Practitioner's Guide for Testing Herbicide Efficacy With the Incision Point Application (IPA) Technique on Invasive Woody Plant Species

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Appendix 2-1 MIP-Database Table Updates

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Appendix 2-2 OIP-Database Table Updates

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Appendix 3-1 Snail enclosure tech report

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Appendix 3-2 Palikea Re-veg Summary YEAR 2 plan

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Appendix 3-3 Hapapa Re-veg Summary YEAR 2 plan

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Appendix 6-1 Assessing the Utility of Goodnature A24 Automatic Rat Traps

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