State receives $1.28M in federal funding to mitigate wildfire, ungulate threats

  • Solanum incompletum is one of the few native Hawaiian species that have thorns. It will be restored in its habitat of West Hawaii.

  • The wiliwili was once a common tree of the dryland forests of Hawaii. As these forests have lost over 95% of their previous range, this tree is now only found in a few populations – all of which are highly threatened by fire. (Courtesy DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Forests in the Puʻuwaʻawaʻa vicinity are about to receive additional protections from threats like wildfires and hoofed animals thanks to a new award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funded with support from the U.S. Army and Fish and Wildlife Service. (Courtesy DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Forests in the Puʻuwaʻawaʻa vicinity are about to receive additional protections from threats like wildfires and hoofed animals thanks to a new award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funded with support from the U.S. Army and Fish and Wildlife Service. (Courtesy DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • This project will protect the habitat for a native Hawaiian gardenia (Gardenia mannii). The few populations remaining on Oʻahu have repeatedly been damaged by wildfire. (Courtesy DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Forests in the area are about to receive additional protections from threats like wildfires and hoofed animals thanks to a new award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funded with support from the U.S. Army and Fish and Wildlife Service. (Courtesy DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Forests in the area are about to receive additional protections from threats like wildfires and hoofed animals thanks to a new award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funded with support from the U.S. Army and Fish and Wildlife Service. (Courtesy DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife look over the flanks of Hualalai from Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a. Forests in the area are about to receive additional protections from threats like wildfires and hoofed animals thanks to a new award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funded with support from the U.S. Army and Fish and Wildlife Service. (Courtesy photos via DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife hike at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Forests in the area are about to receive additional protections from threats like wildfires and hoofed animals thanks to a new award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funded with support from the U.S. Army and Fish and Wildlife Service. (Courtesy DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Forests in the Puʻuwaʻawaʻa vicinity are about to receive additional protections from threats like wildfires and hoofed like the goats seen in this photo animals thanks to a new award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funded with support from the U.S. Army and Fish and Wildlife Service. (Courtesy DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Forests in the Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a vicinity are about to receive additional protections from threats like wildfires and hoofed animals thanks to a new award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funded with support from the U.S. Army and Fish and Wildlife Service.