After Dark in the Park Video Archives - June 26 2012
June 26th, 2012 - "Hawai'i Island: In the Line of Fire!"
Increased drought, development near wildland areas, an influx of invasive fire-prone vegetation, and human-caused ignitions have created hazardous conditions placing many human and ecological communities in Hawaii at risk of wildfire. Since 2002, the Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) has been working collaboratively with agencies, landowners, communities, and researchers to plan and implement projects to reduce the risks and impacts of wildfires. Join Elizabeth Pickett, Executive Director of HWMO, for a presentation based on the national Ready, Set, Go! Program to learn what residents and communities can do to prepare their families and protect their homes from future wildfire events.
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Did You Know?
During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).