2017 Status Report for the Makua and Oahu Implementation Plans. October 2017

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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 nearly 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) 2017 were slightly lower than those in FY 2016. For FY 2017, OANRP received a total of $5,746,173 to implement Makua Implementation Plan projects and Tier 1 projects from the Oahu Implementation Plan. This included funding for ongoing research initiatives, contracted snail predator fence construction projects, plant propagation services, ongoing rat control services and document preparation. As in FY 2016, for FY 2017, 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, 2016 to June 30, 2017. This report covers Year 13 of the MIP and Year 10 of the OIP. Maps to sensitive rare resources have been removed from these documents. If you need an unedited version of these reports please contact sjoe@hawaii.edu

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 A multi-sensor approach for VHR vegetation monitoring

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Appendix ES-4 Mokuleia Fire Memorandum for Record

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Appendix ES-5 Summary of progress on Testing the effects of inoculation with beneficial symbiotic fungi on the survivorship of Phyllostegia kaalaensis

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Appendix ES-6 Evaluating both the transient and asymptotic dynamics is critical for assessing the efficacy of species reintroductions

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Appendix ES-7 Using Transfer Function Analysis to develop biologically and economically efficient restoration strategies

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Appendix ES-8 Microhabitat heterogeneity and a non-native avian
frugivore drive the population dynamics of an island endemic shrub, Cyrtandra dentata

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Appendix ES-9 Hawaiian tree snail genetics

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Appendix ES-10 Assessment of effects of Solenopsis papuana on arthropods in Oahu forests

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Appendix ES-11 Artificially Induced Frugivory by Birds: A Management Tool for Rare Plants?

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Appendix 3-1 Ekahanui Ecosystem Restoration Management Plan

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Appendix 3-2 Kaena and Kaena East of Alau Ecosystem Restoration Management Plan

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Appendix 3-3 Kaluakauila Gulch Ecosystem Restoration Management Plan

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Appendix 3-4 Koloa Ecosystem Restoration Management Unit Plan

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Appendix 3-5 Pualii Ecosystem Restoration Management Unit Plan

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Appendix 3-6 Ohikilolo (Lower Makua) Ecosystem Restoration Management Unit Plan

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Appendix 3-7 Survey and Control of Chromolaena odorata in the Kahuku Training Area, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i October 1, 2015—September 30, 2016

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Appendix 3-8 Survey and Control of Chromolaena odorata in the Kahuku Training Area, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i October 1, 2016-March 31, 2017

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Appendix 3-9 Vegetation monitoring at Ohikilolo Upper Mangement Unit, 2016

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Appendix 3-10 Monitoring of Understory Vegetation Change in Association with IPA Control of Morella faya One Year Post-Treatment at Palikea

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Appendix 3-11 Makaha ecosystem restoration pre-and post-clearing vegetation monitoring

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Appendix 3-12 The importance of cleaning cars

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Appendix 3-13 Army wash rack information

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Appendix 3-14 Primary, secondary and invasive species proposed for management at Pohakuloa Training Area

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Appendix 3-15 Likely Melastomaceae Seed Contamination of cinder

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Appendix 3-16 Tibouchina longifolia Seed Contamination of Cinder

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Appendix 4-1 Population Unit Status MIP

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Appendix 4-1 Population Unit Status OIP

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Appendix 4-2 Results pf an investigation of seed germination from fresh versus senescing Delissea waianaeensis fruit

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Appendix 4-3 A laboratory trial to assess the effect of fruit senescence on Cyanea grimesiana subsp. obatae seed viability

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Appendix 4-4 Preliminary results for a field seed sow trial of Cyanea superba subsp. superba: germination monitoring

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Appendix 4-5 Gerimination results of a Tetramolopium var. polyphyllum seed sow trial

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Appendix 4-6 Rare plant stabilization plans

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Appendix 4-7 Propagule Management and Genetic Storage

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Appendix 4-8 Threat Control Summary MIP

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Appendix 4-8 Threat Control Summary OIP

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Appendix 4-9 Genetic Storage Summary MIP

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Appendix 4-9 Genetic Storage Summary OIP

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Appendix 5-1 Management actions to prevent the continued decline of ESU-C Achatinella mustelina in Haeauau Gulch in Schofield Barracks West Range

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Appendix 5-2 Management actions to prevent the continued decline of ESU-C Achatinella mustelina in Puu Kumakalii in Schofield Barracks West Range

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Appendix 5-3 Achatinella spp. Snail Relocation in Conjunction with Intensive Weed Management Protocol for O'"ahu Army Natural Resource Program

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Appendix 5-4 Management actions to prevent the continued decline of ESU-C Achatinella mustelina in Puu Kumakalii in Schofield Barracks West Range

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Appendix 5-5 Palikea North Enclosure Restoration Plan

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Appendix 6-1 Thermal IR and Acoustic Monitoring Project for Tree Trimming and Removal of Trees at Bldg. 1170, MARS Station on 05 June 2017

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Appendix 6-2 Thermal IR and Acoustic Monitoring Project for Removal of Trees at Firing Point HALO, Schofield Barracks South Range on 19 July 2017

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Appendix 6-3 Thermal IR and Acoustic Monitoring Project for Removal of Trees on grounds of Solomon Elementary School, Schofield Barracks on 20 July 2017

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Appendix 6-4 Thermal IR and Acoustic Monitoring Project for Trimming and Removal of Trees along Kunia Road at Wheeler Army Airfield and 9098 McMahon Road, Schofield Barracks on 21 July 2017

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Appendix 6-5 Thermal IR and Acoustic Monitoring Project for Trimming and Removal of Trees at Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School, Schofield Barracks on 24 and 26 July 2017

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Appendix 6-6 Thermal IR and Acoustic Monitoring Project for Trimming and Removal of Trees along fence at Water Tank, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) on 03 August 2017

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Appendix 6-7 Thermal IR and Acoustic Monitoring Project, McCarthy Flats Mohiakea Gulch, for powerline maintenance tree clearing 24 August 2017

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Appendix 8-1 Experimental Protocol for ContraPest Trial in Forest Areas

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