2015 Status Report for the Makua and Oahu Implementation Plans. October 2015

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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.

Executive summary excerpt: The U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii, Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) has 60 personnel on staff, comprised of support staff, an ecosystem restoration crew, an ungulate management crew, three resource management crews, and a nursery/seed bank 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 (PCSU). Staff levels in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 were higher than those in FY 2014. During this reporting period, OANRP hired one Ungulate Management Technician and two temporary employees to conduct fence maintenance and ungulate control projects. For FY 2015, OANRP received a total of $7,130,000 to implement Makua Implementation Plan projects and Tier 1 projects from the Oahu Implementation Plan. This included funding for new research initiatives, bat survey equipment, expanded rat control services, funding to partner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a pilot rat bait application project and fence materials to support a Waianae Mountains Watershed Partnership fencing initiative. In FY 2015, 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, 2014 to June 30, 2015 which is only a nine month reporting period. This reporting period shift was made so that this report will be submitted at the end of the current cooperative agreement that ends 30 Sept 2015. PCSU was awarded a new contract with two one-year options which commenced 1 July 2015. This report covers 9 months of Year 11 of the MIP and Year 8 of the OIP. Due to the abbreviated reporting period, this document will be somewhat abbreviated as compared to previous reports. 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: Rare Plant Management

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Chapter 3: Achatinella Species Management

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Chapter 4: Rare Vertebrate Management

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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 Operating the Army Propagation Database

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Appendix ES-3 Results of Clidemia hirta Weeding Trial at Lower Opaeula Management Unit

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Appendix ES-4 Appendix ES-4 Kahanahaiki Vegetation Mapping Analysis

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Appendix ES-5 Hylaeus anthracinus Reintroduction

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Appendix ES-6 Megalagrion xanthomelas Conservation

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Appendix ES-7 Hawaiian Tree Snail Propagation Summary

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Appendix ES-8A Molecular Assessment of Wild Achatinella mustelina diet

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Appendix ES-8B Achatinella Dietary Preferences

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Appendix ES-9 Adaptive Genetics of Hawaiian Tree Snails & Climate Change

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Appendix ES-10 Cyrtandra dentata Summary of Work

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Appendix ES-11 Results of a Laboratory Seed Sow Trial for Cyanea superba subsp superba

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Appendix ES-12 Rodent Arthropod Annual Statement of Work

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Appendix ES-13 Progress Summary of Mycorrhizal Fungi

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Appendix ES-14 Solenopsis papuana Annual Statement of Work

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Appendix 1-1 Environmental Outreach

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Appendix 1-2 Survey and Control of Devil Weed (Chromolaena odorata) in the Kahuku Training Area, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Progress Report October 1, 2014—March 31, 2015

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Appendix 1-3 Kahanahaiki MU Vegetation Monitoring

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Appendix 1-4 Makaha MU Vegetation Monitoring

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Appendix 2-1 Taxon Status Summary

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Appendix 2-2 Threat Control Summary

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Appendix 2-3 Genetic Storage Summary

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Appendix 3-1 Tree Snail Monitoring Overview

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Appendix 4-1 Bat Report Results

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Appendix 4-2 Tree Cutting Moratorium

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Appendix 6-1 OANRP Diaphacinone-50 Hand Broadcast Study

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Appendix 7-1 Little Fire Ant

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