2011_10: Edith Nonner "Native Ecosystems and Public Hunting at Pu'u Wa'awa'a - Can we plan for Both?"
Edith Nonner, Hawai’i Division of Forestry and Wildlife, discusses her work to develop a management plan for game mammals in Pu‘u Anahulu and Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a. One of Hawai’i’s major and controversial natural resource management issues is the protection of native ecosystems versus public hunting of non-native game mammals. Management for higher populations of game mammals may potentially have serious negative effect on protected plant species.
This talk was presented at the fifth annual 2011 Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium: "Facing Change" on February 25th, 2011 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The symposium highlight dryland forest ecology and restoration efforts in Hawai‘i.