2016 Status Report for the Makua and Oahu Implementation Plans. October 2016

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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 Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) has 60 personnel on staff, comprised of management and administrative 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) 2016 were slightly higher than those in FY 2015. For FY 2016, OANRP received a total of $6,210,148 to implement Makua Implementation Plan projects and Tier 1 projects from the Oahu Implementation Plan. This included funding for new and ongoing research initiatives, contracted fence construction projects, contracted bat survey work, and ongoing rat control services. As in FY 2015, for FY 2016, 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 July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. This report covers Year 12 of the MIP and Year 9 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. ES-1, Spelling of Hawaiian Names.

Cover Page, List of Contributors, Executive Summary, Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Ungulate Management

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Chapter 2: Environmental Outreach

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Chapter 3: Ecosystem Management

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Chapter 4: Rare Plant Management

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Chapter 5: Achatinella mustelina Management

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Chapter 6: Rare Vertebrate Management

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Chapter 7: Drosophila Species Management

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Chapter 8: Rodent Management

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Chapter 9: Alien Invertebrate Control Program

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Appendix ES-1 Spelling of Hawaiian Names

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Appendix ES-2 Tutorial: Operating the OANRP Database

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Appendix ES-3 Studies on Hawaiian Tree Snails

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Appendix ES-4 Molecular Assessment of Wild Achatinella mustelina Diet

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Appendix ES-5 Adaptive Genetics of Hawaiian Tree Snails & Climate Change

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Appendix ES-6 Assessment of Effects of Rodent Removal on Arthropods, and Development of Arthropod Monitoring Protocols, on Conservation Lands under US Army Management

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Appendix ES-7 Assessment of Effects of Solenopsis papuana on Arthropods in Oahu Forests

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Appendix ES-8 Measuring the Effects of Microbial Plant Symbionts on Native Plant Restoration

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Appendix ES-9 Role of Fungal Endophytes and Epiphytes in Endangered Species Conservation

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Appendix ES-10 Assessment of the Short and Long-Term Stability Goals for Endangered Hawaiian Flora Managed by the Oahu Army Natural Resources Program

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Appendix ES-11 Evaluation of Three Very High Resolution Remote Sensing Technologies for Vegetation Monitoring in Makaha and Kahanahaiki Valleys

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Appendix ES-12 Fire Reports

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Appendix 3-1 Kaala Ecosystem Restoration Management Unit Plan

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Appendix 3-2 Ohikilolo Lower Ecosystem Restoration Management Unit Plan

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Appendix 3-3 Ohikilolo Upper Ecosystem Restoration Management Unit Plan

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Appendix 3-4 Kamaili Ecosystem Restoration Management Unit Plan

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Appendix 3-5 OISC Survey and Control of Chromolaena odorata in the Kahuku Training Area, October 1, 2014 March 31, 2015

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Appendix 3-6 OISC Survey and Control of Chromolaena odorata in the Kahuku Training Area, October 1, 2015 March 31, 2016

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Appendix 3-7 Vegetation Monitoring of Achatinella mustelina ESU-E Enclosure, 2016 Pre-Clearing Results

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Appendix 3-8 Results of Kahanahaiki Chipper Site Vegetation Monitoring Five Years after Initial Clearing

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Appendix 3-9 Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions Conference Posters

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Appendix 3-10 Vegetation Monitoring at Kaluaa and Waieli Management Unit, 2015

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Appendix 3-11 Vegetation Monitoring at Manuwai Management Unit, 2016

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Appendix 3-12 Efficacy of Cenchrus setaceus Control within the Aerial Spray Zone at Makua MMR between 2012 and 2016

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Appendix 3-13 Point Intercept Monitoring of Understory Vegetation at Palikea

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Appendix 4-1 Cyanea superba Lab Trial of Seed Germination Senescing Fruit

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Appendix 4-2 Taxon Status Summary

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Appendix 4-3 Threat Control Summary

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Appendix 4-4 Genetic Storage Summary

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Appendix 5-1 Effects of Sprinklers and Shade Cloths at Ekahanui Enclosures

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Appendix 6-1 Demographic assessment of Oahu Elepaio on Army-Managed Lands

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Appendix 6-2 Bat Report at Hale Kula Elementary 16 June 2016

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Appendix 6-3 Bat Report at Fort Shafter 18 June 2016

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Appendix 6-4 Bat Report at Wheeler Elementary 25 June 2016

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Appendix 6-5 Bat Report at Leilehua Golf Course 27 June 2016

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Appendix 6-6 Bat Report at Schofield Barracks East Range 05 July 2016

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Appendix 6-7 Bat Report at Fort Shafter Flats 18 August 2016

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Appendix 6-8 Tree Cutting Moratorium for Bats Policy

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Appendix 8-1 OANRP Diphacinone-50 Hand Broadcast Study

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Appendix 8-2 OANRP Rodent Standard Operating Procedures

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