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Volume 22, Number 8 -- February 2012

New & Noteworthy: Maui Streams, Mangroves, and Sandalwood

East Maui Stream Update: The Hawai`i Supreme Court has effectively overturned the decision of the Intermediate Court of Appeals regarding the efforts of Na Moku `Aupuni o Ko`olau Hui to have judicial review of the decision of the state Commission on Water Resource Management to deny it a contested case hearing on the commission’s approval of interim instream flow standards for several streams in East Maui….

Mangrove Removal Update: Malama o Puna has received the green light for its removal of mangrove and pickleweed from `Alula Bay, just south of Honokohau harbor on the Kona coast of the Big Island. The project is the last of several involving the proposed eradication of red mangroves from the island that that were challenged in court by the Good Shepherd Foundation’s Sydney Ross Singer, who has gained a reputation for his championing of invasive species including coqui frogs, feral pigs, goats, sheep, and cats, and strawberry guava….

Sandalwood Logging Update: The sandalwood logging operation of Jawmin in the Hokukano area of the Big Island has lost what had been its chief broker, Wescorp Pacific of Australia.



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east maui streams na moku aupuni o koolau hui hawaii supreme court mangrove malama o puna sydney singer soma grismaijer sandalwood hokukano logging wescorp pacific tim coakley wade lee jawmin
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