“It feels great to be going back to normal again!” says kinesiology major Brendé Yoshizumi, a UH Hilo Vulcan on the women’s soccer team.
UH Hilo’s Center for Maunakea Stewardship is growing out the seedlings for reintroduction sites across Maunakea, sites where previous plantings have been successful and that offer protection from hooved animals.
Since 2012, “Malama Maunakea Volunteer Weed Pull” events have helped protect resources on Maunakea.
This year, survey teams find a more than seven-fold increase in wēkiu bugs on Maunakea compared to recent surveys. The increased abundance could be a function of increased precipitation on the mountain this past year.
In her new role, Nahua Guilloz will oversee planning, permitting and project review processes, cultural and natural resource stewardship programs, as well as operations at Halepōhaku.
The UH Hilo Center for Community Engagement is launching a student leadership program founded by the Bonner Foundation, which has a mission to transform students, communities, and campuses through service.