Category Archives: Just Wondering

Snaring: Is this any way to do game management?

Since the early 1990’s DLNR has been using snares to eradicate the wild pig in the forests of Hawaii.  Denying that the pig as a cultural tradition in Read more […]


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Hilo Forest Reserve is growing! … and with a 5 mile/$300,000 fence crossing Pu’u O’o trail.

From the Office of Environmental Quality Control “The Environmental Notice” published 5/8/11. Hilo Forest Reserve Fencing Project (FEA)

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Public use of Public Lands. A Right or a Privilege?

Definitions according to dictionary.com:

Privilege: “the principle or condition of enjoying special rights or immunities.”
Right: “that which is Read more […]


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NASA activities on Mauna Kea at Hale Pohaku (follow-up)

I took another trip to Hale Pohaku to see how NASA is doing in cleaning up the area.  Seems they still have some “Resource Remediation” to accomplish. Read more […]


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NASA activities on Mauna Kea at Hale Pohaku

Some pictures of a field trip today to see whats happening up at Hale Pohaku. Click on the picture to see the original quality image.

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Who is the Ahahui Ku Mauna anyway?

In 2008 (I’m not sure of the exact time because I lost my notes) I atended a meeting at the Hilo DOFAW office about what to do about illegal off-road Read more […]


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Hawaiians and Recreation

How do the hawaiian community groups feel about recreational use on Mauna Kea? Many have assumed that they are at best ambivalent. Maybe not?

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Future observatory at Puu Makanaka?

Is the State planning a future telescope on Puu Makanaka?  The circle shape with the three bumps are the boundary of UH’s Science Reserve.  Those bumps Read more […]


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Looking for bugs on Puu Makanaka?

In 2002, at the May 7 meeting of the Mauna Kea Management Board the Director reported on a field trip to do a survey of Wekiu bugs on Puu Makanaka.
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