2008: Research & Habitat Restoration Begin
From January through mid-March of 2008, while the Wedge-tailed Shearwaters were at sea, weekend habitat restoration activities were initiated at FSP. These “work parties” are now an annual event involving individuals and groups from all over Oahu. Interested travellers from the mainland and other countries have participated, as well as scientists and consultants from a variety of fields of expertise. Tasks in 2008 included removal of invasive, non-native shrubs and weeds, trash and debris. Water service was installed. A volunteer wildlife manager visited the Preserve year-round to service predator control bait stations and conducted informal monitoring of the shearwater population.
Shown below as printed in ‘Elepaio, March 2009, 69:2, p.9-10