Andrea Erichsen presenting. Planning of the Kaua`i Seabird Habitat Conservation Plan (KSHCP) is underway to provide a comprehensive, long-term solution regarding island-wide incidental take of ao (Newell's shearwater, Puffinus newelli), `ua`u (Hawaiian petrel, Pterodroma sandwichensis), and `ak`ak (Band-rumped storm petrel, Oceanodroma castro) due to attraction to lights and collisions with overhead utilities. KSHCP Planning illustrates a lively interplay between scientific information and practical actions to quickly decrease human impacts on wildlife. Points for discussion will include: an overview of the "take" problem, estimating impacts using best available data, assessing the efficacy of avoidance and minimization practices, ranking the value and feasibility of compensatory mitigation, and implementing scientifically-based monitoring of incidental take on a large spatial scale.
The Hawaii Conservation Alliance hosts the annual Hawaii Conservation Conference (HCC) in July. Now in its 17th year, The Hawaii Conservation Conference is the largest gathering of people actively involved in the protection and management of Hawaii’s natural environment.