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DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Rapid ‘Ohi’a death statewide survey results

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Latest Department News

WHAT:    Learn what a series of aerial surveys of six Hawaiian islands now shows about the impacts of the fungal disease known as Rapid Ohia Death, and the next steps the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and state and federal partners are taking to identify treatments to stop its spread and impacts to this culturally significant tree which is considered the most important species for the protection of Hawai‘i’s watersheds.

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2016, 1:45 to 2:15 p.m.

WHERE: Hawaii Convention Center, Room 320,

WHO:  Rob Hauff, DOFAW Protection forester

Philipp LaHaela Walter, DOFAW State resource and survey forester

Dr. J.B Friday, Extension Forester, UH Hilo College of Tropical Agriculture and Human   Resources  (CTAHR)

WHY: This is the 18th of 19 daily DLNR & YOU news conferences associated with the IUCN World Conservation Congress Hawai’i 2016, Sept. 1st-10th. Complete media packages with HD Video, photographs, and a video news release will be available.


Dan Dennison

Senior communications manager

(808) 587-0407