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Treating strawberry guavaThe National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.

A cooperative agreement with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and ‘OHU ‘OHU KO‘OLAU, Inc.  The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service provided funding to eradicate incipient invasive plant populations located in the O‘ahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge, located on the island of O‘ahu.  Read the report.

The ISST in cooperation with the Ko‘olau Mountains Watershed Partnership and the Bishop Museum inventoried 994 acres during rare plant and weed surveys in the O‘ahu Forest NWR.  Learn more.

Research staff from the Hawaii Biological Survey of Bishop Museum (BISH) conducted a rare plant survey of approximately 220 hectares (540 acres) in the southeastern section of O‘ahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge for landowner U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), in collaboration with the Ko‘olau Mountains Watershed Partnership (KMWP), the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council/Weed Risk Assessment, the O‘ahu Invasive Species Committee/O‘ahu Early Detection, and USFWS. The synergistic efforts of researchers from the participating organizations created a capacity-building experience that enriched the knowledge of all participants and provided skills for future collaborations. Learn more.

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Last Updated: Sep 03, 2013
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