Post-Fire Recovery Efforts Help Restore Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

May 31, 2022 3:37 pm

Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/blog-post/thumbnail-images/kealia-pond-national-wildlife-refuge-visitors-center-as-the-2019-fire-approaches-the-refuge-usfws.jpg?itok=rVe_k5YT

In May, we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Known for their lush, tropical, humid climate, the Hawaiian Islands typically do not conjure images of wildfires, but wildfires do occur on the islands. After the 2019 Central Maui Fire burned 10,000 acres, including a portion of the Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildfire Service has been helping the area recover and establish a drought- and fire-resistant corridor.

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