Share your manaʻo by THIS THURSDAY, 10/12 on the Final Kauaʻi EA with the BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Aloha, friends of our nā manu nahele,
On October 13, 2023, the Department of Land and Natural Resources-Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR-DOFAW) will be requesting the Board of Land and Natural Resources to approve the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) titled “Final Environmental Assessment for Use of Wolbachia-based Incompatible Insect Technique for the Suppression of Non-native Southern House Mosquito Populations on Kauaʻi”. DLNR-DOFAW prepared this Final EA with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as a cooperating agency.
DLNR-DOFAW requests the Board approval of this Final EA and authorization for the Chairperson to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this effort to stabilize and recover populations of critically endangered Hawaiian forest birds on the island of Kauaʻi.
To prevent the extinction of Kauaʻi’s nā manu nahele, we, together with DLNR-DOFAW and the numerous partners within Birds, Not Mosquitoes are proposing to control invasive mosquitoes that spread diseases like bird malaria. Mosquito control would be implemented on a landscape level in critical forest bird habitats in Kauaʻi.
Send an email to email@example.com for written testimony or find instructions for oral testimony here: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/meetings/blnr-meetings-2023/
Mahalo nui for raising your voice for nā manu nahele.
Me ka mahalo piha,
Kaua’i Forest Bird Recovery Project