January 2024 Resources Roundup

We’ve collated the latest wildfire news in the Hawaii media, as much of it relates to the aftermath of the Maui 2023 wildfire tragedies. We also highlight some of the fantastic work and research coalescing around the wildfire responses in the past five months.

Presentation: Overview of University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization fire projects

Dr. Kim Burnett, Assistant Director of the University of Hawai`i Economic Research Organization presents some of her economic analysis of Hawaiian dry forest restoration as well as wildfire-related work in the aftermath of the August 2023 Maui fires.

Presentation: Challenges to Rapid Wildfire Containment in Hawai‘i

Dr. Lisa Gollin is an applied anthropologist and social scientist who presented her findings from interviews she conducted as part of the project “Challenges to Rapid Wildfire Containment in Hawaii”.

How People, Rainfall and Vegetation Shape Tropical Island Fire Regimes Across Micronesia (Journal of Biogeography, 2023)

Authors Clay Trauernicht et al provide the first regional analysis of contemporary wildfire drivers of Pacific Island fire regimes.

Pacific Island Wildfire Data

Hawai‘i Wildfire Management Organization, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and partners are tracking Hawai‘i records for ignitions, the extent and perimeters of areas burned.

Today’s Fire Challenges in Hawaiʻi

Since the arrival of European and American settlers in the late 18th century, the cultural and economic landscape of Hawaiʻi has undergone rapid and profound transformations.

Colonization (18 C. to present) Radically Transforms the Landscape to Include Fire

Since the arrival of European and American settlers in the late 18th century, the cultural and economic landscape of Hawaiʻi has undergone rapid and profound transformations.

For Large Landowners: Your Wildfire Resources Before & After Fire

This is a directory of many critical and requested wildfire resources for landowners.

When re-vegetating, reduce the spread of invasive species.

When re-planting, limit the spread of invasive pests by following these guidelines.

After fire, first things first.

In the aftermath of evacuation and recovery, communities and responders are often dealing with hazardous environmental conditions which call for vigillant public safety and environmental stabilization.

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