DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Hidden victims of the Nanakuli firePosted on Mar 27, 2016 in Latest News
The 2500 acre Nanakuli wildfire destroyed or damaged rare plants in the Native Hawaiian dryland and mesic (medium-wet) forests of the Nanakuli Valley. Fire is one of the primary threats to the continued existence of rare plants and animals. Others include drought, insects, weeds and disease. Learn whether or not the last remaining na’u or Gardenia brighamii, growing in the wild on Oahu survived? Forest managers, conservationists and cultural practitioners will discuss the importance of doing everything possible to save plants like the na’u and other native, rare species, in some cases, now on the brink of extinction.
News Conference/Media Availability
Wed. March 30, 2016
Lyman Ranch, Nanakuli
(at the end of Nanakuli Road0
- Marigold Zoll, DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife
- Susan Ching, Hawaii Plant Extinction Prevention Program
- Sam Gon, The Nature Conservancy
- Pauline Sato, Malama Learning Center
Links to HD video, photographs and to a video news release will be distributed at the news conference.
Dan Dennison Deborah Ward
Senior Communications Manager Communications Specialist
(808) 587-0407 (808) 587-0320