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History

1980s

  • Opposes ‘ōhi‘a logging for woodchips in Puna on Big Island and koa logging in Koke‘e State Park on Kaua‘i; files a successful lawsuit to stop logging on Moloka‘i to protect rare kahuli tree snails
  • Exposes violations on leased ceded land and native dry forest at Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a in Kona, including unauthorized koa logging; hosts media helicopter tour of the area to force state enforcement; supports establishment of the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Bird Sanctuary
  • Files an administrative appeal with the EPA over a toxic emissions permit for the H-Power garbage-to-energy incinerator on O‘ahu
  • Files successful lawsuits to stop heptachlor pesticide use in pineapple fields after pesticides are found in mothers’ milk; establishes the Hawai‘i Heptachlor Research and Education Foundation to study the effects of heptachlor on humans and the environment
  • Sends a 60-day notice of intent to sue the U.S. Army for failing to comply with the federal Endangered Species Act and protect endangered kahuli tree snails at the Mākua Military Reservation on O‘ahu
  • Receives a grant from the state legislature to organize Hawai‘i’s 20th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration in 1990
  • Assists Hanalei farmers on Kaua‘i in securing a grant to support agricultural and ecological studies
  • Receives the National Wildlife Federation’s 1989 Affiliate of the Year Award

Highlights from 60 Years of Protecting Hawaiian Wildlife and Wild Places

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