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.
Senior communications manager