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Two Hawaii-based Navy Commands Advance to Win Secretary of the Navy Environmental Award

Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) are winners of the 2015 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Award. Awardees were announced Friday, March 11, 2016 in Washington D.C. PMRF, Barking Sands, on Kauai won the award for Natural Resources (small installation) and USS Chafee (DDG 90) homeported at Joint Base [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:41+00:00 March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

DLNR: 20,000 Koa Seedlings Being Planted Over 50 Acres in Koke‘e (w/ video)

An excavator is seen here in Kokee preparing the ground for koa seedlings. Video grab DLNR For the last few weeks, a large excavator has been digging hole after hole on the steep slopes of state forest reserves in the Koke‘e area of Kaua‘i. Some 3,000 acres of land were scorched during a series of wildfires [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:45+00:00 February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Surveying Lehua Island’s Rat Population

The Pacific or Polynesian rat is the smallest of the three rats (Rattus rattus, R. norvegicus and R. exulans) closely associated with humans. R. exulans has a slender body, pointed snout, large ears, and relatively small, delicate feet. A ruddy brown back contrasts with a whitish belly. The state Department of Land and [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:02+00:00 September 12th, 2015|0 Comments