Aquatic organism study for the Koa Timber Commercial Forestry Operation, South Hilo District, County of Hawaii

Author: Englund, R.A.
Preston, D.J.
Samuelson, G.A.
Arakaki, K.
Evenhuis, N.L.
Title: Aquatic organism study for the Koa Timber Commercial Forestry Operation, South Hilo District, County of Hawaii
Year: 2002
Subject: Acacia koa
Forest ecology
Mauna Kea
Summary: The Hawaii Biological Survey (HBS) of the Bishop Museum conducted aquatic biological surveys as part of an environmental impact statement for the proposed Koa Timber Commercial Forestry Operations project. These surveys were conducted to assess native and introduced aquatic organisms, and particularly to determine if sensitive, rare, or Candidate, Threatened or Endangered Species would be impacted by the proposed project. The objectives of this assessment were to 1) describe baseline distribution of native and introduced fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and aquatic insect species, in the proposed project area; and 2) assess potential environmental impacts on native aquatic species from the commercial harvest of koa in Conservation District land. The project site is located ten miles northwest of Hilo on the southeastern flanks of Mauna Kea, and ranges in elevation from approximately 1400 to 3400 ft. The 13,129-acre project area lies within the eastern slopes of Mauna Kea, near Hilo, in the wettest region of the Big Island.
URL: http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/pdf/koatimber.pdf
Database: Monographs

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