Some introduced grasses in Hawai`i are especially fire prone and present challenges to land owners, land stewards and those concerned with the spread of wildfire. This ID guide is a quick reference to identify and control fire-adapted grasses.
As wildfires burn with greater frequency and intensity across Hawai‘i and the Western Pacific, many natural resource management partners have been working together to learn about, better prepare for, and address post-fire impacts on communities and natural resources.
As wildfire, drought and invasive species increasingly impact native ecosystems, plants and animals, our remaining natural and cultural Hawaiian heritage is more threatened than ever.
New climate projections for Hawai‘i are based on historical rainfall, and future climate scenarios, such as the footprint of highest fire risk is expected to increase in extent and move upwards in elevation while fire risk may decrease in the driest low elevation areas. This fact sheet summarizes the latest climate research as it relates to wildfire.
Methodology of weed fire risk assessments. University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s Kevin Faccenda and Curt Daehler developed a screening system focused on wildfire risk by asking land managers to assign a relative fire risk for…
As the climate crisis rages on, wildfires will become ever more frequent, more intense, and more wide-spreading in Hawai’i and across the Pacific. This fact sheet summarizes the latest climate research as…
This review of Hawai‘i’s wildfires in 2019 aims to provide a sense of context for large fires across the state, particularly the abandonment of agriculture that same year.
This annual summary of fires in 2019 aims to provide a sense of context for wildfire activity on the Western US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) of Palau, Guam, the Northern Marianas, and Yap. …
A quick reference guide to establishing fuel breaks in tropical grasslands and savannas for reducing hazardous wildfire conditions on Pacific Islands.
A look at the resiliency of a Hawaiian woodland forest within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 25 years after fire.