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Title: The biological resource value of native forest in Hawaii with special reference to the tropical lowland rainforest at Kalapana 
Author: Mueller-Dombois, Dieter
Date: 1985-04
Publisher: Hawaii Audobon Society
Citation: Mueller-Dombois, Dieter. 1985. The biological resource value of native forest in Hawaii with special reference to the tropical lowland rainforest at Kalapana. Honolulu (HI): Hawaii Audobon Society.
Abstract: A public controversy has arisen over the recent logging and wood chipping operation in native forest at Kalapana. I got involved at a point where the argument of dispute was whether the forest at Kalapana was unique or not. The question of uniqueness is important with regard to future land management of this area, but uniqueness is not the only aspect worth considering. This I will explain later in my conclusions. A sizeable segment of the interested public considers the forest unique, while the landowner (Campbell Estate Corporation) and the logging company (Bio Power Corporation) are not convinced of the uniqueness of this native forest. Therefore, more information was requested specifically by Mr. Warren Ramsey, the President of Bio Power Corporation, who agreed to mitigate his operation orentirely pull out of the area if more creditable evidence could begiven.Mr. Ramsey's request for such information came to me inform of a letter dated December 27, 1984. His letter was a response to a December 18 letter of mine, which summarized some of the points I had presented
Series/Report No.: Elepaio: Journal of the Hawaii Audobon Society, Volume 45, Number 10, April 1985
Description: "A report prepared on request of Bio Power Corporation President Mr. Warren Ramey."
Pages/Duration: 20 pages
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/23381
Keywords: environmental impacts, Kahaualea, Puna, Kahaualea, Hawaii

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