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OMKM seeking volunteers for fireweed pulls

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Mauna Kea Management (OMKM) is seeking community volunteers to participate in its monthly Malama Maunakea campaign to protect the mountain’s fragile resources. Community members are encouraged to sign up for open volunteer days – Saturday, April 19; Saturday, June 7 or Saturday, July 26. “Our overarching goal at the Office […]

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Entomologists ramp up production of fireweed moth

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii ranchers are hopeful that a small beige-colored moth will be able to control the fireweed, an invasive plant that is toxic to livestock and has caused havoc on the state’s prime pasturelands. For more than 13 years, entomologists and researchers at the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) have literally searched the world […]

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Senator Dan Inouye

Department of Ag to release moth to combat Fireweed

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Department of Agriculture has obtained approval from the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) to release the Arctiidae moth to combat the spread of Fireweed, an invasive pest that is toxic to livestock, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye has announced. Fireweed is an invasive weed from […]

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