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DLNR MEDIA ADVISORY: First statewide summit on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 in Latest Department News

Scientists, researchers and foresters leading the fight against the devastating fungal disease, Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, meet on O‘ahu for the first ever statewide summit on this disease.  Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death has killed tens of thousands of acres of ʻōhiʻa on Hawai‘i Island and a federal and state interagency partnership is working to determine the cause and potential treatments. Key participants will be available to discuss the latest information.


Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Summit News Conference & Media Availability


Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

12:00 noon


State Capitol Rotunda


  • Lisa Keith-USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • J.B. Friday- UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Extension Service
  • Rob Hauff-DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife


Media is invited to cover any of the sessions (Please see attached agenda)

Links to video and photographs will be available


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Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Manager

(808) 587-0407

[email protected]