Students serve in the Bonner Program for four years while being paid for over 280 hours of work per year that includes environmental projects and service in the community.
Geologists Steve Lundblad and Cheryl Gansecki will each give a free public presentation in January on tracking activity at Kīlauea caldera and Maunaloa, respectively.
“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.