In the Media
Hawaii Public Radio: Vulnerability & Resilience in Hawaii: Wildfires
March 30, 2018
Hurricanes and tsunamis get a lot more attention, but wildfires are one of Hawaii’s most common threats. Hundreds of wildfires break out across Hawaii every year. The vast majority of them are human-caused.
New Scientist: Flame Resistance: Aboriginal Australian knowledge could be an effective weapon against wildfires
July 08, 2017
"...we tend to ignore some crucial elements that determine how wildfires play out: landscape, people and the interaction between the two. And for effective solutions to the problem of wildfire...we should look to those people who have lived alongside fire the longest."
Maui News: "‘Good neighbors’ help to fight fires in remote Kahikinui homestead"
September 04, 2016
"'There have been some smaller meetings with the community and adjacent landowners in the past, but this was the first time so many people with such a broad range of experience and interest in collaboration came together that I'm aware of," said Andrea Buckman, coordinator for the Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership, which organized the event along with the Pacific Fire Exchange."
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: "Brush with disaster: the state's wildland firefighters need more resources to keep up with the blazes"
March 14, 2016
Front page: "Bedeviled by a deepening drought and hit by a couple major out-of-season brush fires, the state burned through its budget for fighting wildland fires in February, four months before the end of the fiscal year."
Climate Wire: "Devastating wildfires pose growing threat to Hawaii's lush forest and water resources"
April 13, 2015
"Mention Hawaii to mainlanders and they'll usually picture surfers, hula dancers and palm trees -- not wildfires. But Hawaii's scientists and land managers report that wildfires present a persistent and growing threat to the Aloha State's forests, water resources and even its coral reefs. Research is ongoing, but many suspect that hotter, drier conditions borne by climate change are making the issue worse."