Wildfires on the “Hawaiian Savanna” (HI Business News, 2022)

Invasive grasses have spread across a quarter of Hawai‘i’s land, and they’re fueling an alarming rise in wildfires. Coalitions are fighting back with new urgency and old tools. By Cynthia Wessendorf

Changing Climate & Wildfire in Hawai`i: Current Observations & Future Projections

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.

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)

The Rapid Flames of Guam (Video)

Learn about wildfire on Guam, the continuing threat it poses to people, native ecosystems, coral reefs and agriculture, and what you can do about it.

Presentation: Wildland Considerations–A Hawai`i Island Firefighter’s Perspective

Eric Moller, Deputy Chief of Hawai`i County Fire Department shares his perspective of the changing fire regimes in Hawai`i, current challenges and how we can help (11 MINS) Tuesday, April 19, 2022…

Presentation: Guam’s Wildfire Outlook (2022)

Christine Fejeran, Guam Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Soil Resources Division describes the wildfire threats to ecosystems and people on Guam, the on-going education challenges, and hopes for the future. (11 MINS)…

Dynamics of Anthropogenic Wildfire on Babeldaob Island (Palau) as Revealed by Fire History

Read Article Here  Fire Ecology & Effects, Fire History, Western Pacific, Palau Dendy et al. compile the fire history mapping (2012 – 2021) for Babeldaob Island, Palau which reveals that while fire…

Webinar: A Landscape Perspective on Fire & Invasive Species in Hawaiʻi

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Who: Dr. Clay Trauernicht Wildland Fire Specialist (University of Hawaiʻi Cooperative Extension) will present on the topic above. What: As part of Hawai`i Invasive…

Wildfire Review Series: Abandoned Agriculture in 2019 is Hawai‘i’s Fire Problem

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.

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

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