Presentation: Overview of the Pacific Islands Institute of Forestry (IPIF)

Dr. Susan Cordell presents the history, the work, the geographic scope and current contributions of the USDA’s Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry (IPIF) based in Hilo, Hawai`i (10 MINS) Tuesday, October 18,…

Presentation: Western Pacific Needs Assessment and Network (2022)

The Hawai`i Wildfire Management Organization presented a new on-going project, the “Western Pacific Needs Assessment and Network” to the Pacific Fire Exchange program’s quarterly steering committee meeting in October, 2022.

Wai’anae Dryland Forests on Fire (Video)

The native Hawaiian dryland forests of the Wai`anae Mountains are home to many unique species that are disappearing. Among the many threats facing dryland forests throughout the islands, the one that is perhaps most serious – and most preventable – is wildfire. (Produced by Outside Hawai’i, a program of Mālama Learning Center – 5 min)

Story Map: Wildfire in the Pacific

Brought to you by USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Island Forestry, this story map presents the full picture of wildfire in western Pacific islands. CHECK OUT THE STORY MAP

Partner Perspective: Po‘okela Hansen, Honolulu Fire Department

PO’OKELA HANSEN CUTTING BACK TREES TO CLEAR VEGETATION ON KAHO’OLAWE. (PHOTO: CIVIL BEAT) In “Partner Perspectives” we get to know Po‘okela Hansen, Honolulu Fire Department and Protect Kaho’olawe ‘Ohana member who recently…

Partner Perspective: Willie Rice, Forest Solutions, Inc.

WILLIE RICE IS A FORESTER AT FOREST SOLUTIONS, INC., A PRIVATE CONSULTING COMPANY MANAGING OVER 150,000 ACRES OF LAND ON HAWAI’I ISLAND. In “Partner Perspectives” we get to know the diverse people,…

Partner Perspective: Paul Higashino, Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission

PAUL HIGASHINO, AS PHOTOGRAPHED IN MAUI MAGAZINE’S “ENVIRONMENTAL HEROES” BY NINA LEE, ARNA JOHNSON In “Partner Perspectives” we get to know the diverse people, roles, and views of wildfire management in the…

Partner Perspective: Shayna Decker, Maui Electric Company

SHAYNA DECKER, MAUI ELECTRIC In “Partner Perspectives” we get to know the diverse people, roles, and views of wildfire management in the Pacific. This month, we feature Shayna Decker, Manager of Communications…

Partner Perspective: JB Friday, Extension Forester, CTHAR Extension, University of Hawai`i

JB FRIDAY IS THE EXTENSION FORESTER FOR UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AND SITS ON THE PFX STEERING COMMITTEE. PHOTO: JB FRIDAY. In “Partner Perspectives” we get to know the diverse people, roles, and…

Partner Perspective: Mike Walker, Fire Protection Forester, Division of Forestry and Wildlife

MIKE SHAKAS WITH POKI, HONOLULU FIRE DEPARTMENT’S MASCOT AT THE HONOLULU ZOO DURING FIRE PREVENTION WEEK. PHOTO: MIKE WALKER In “Partner Perspectives” we get to know the diverse people, roles, and views…

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