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ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) in advance of a proposed statewide release of four (4) biological control (biocontrol) agents for four target invasive species. In brief, DOFAW is seeking to conduct a statewide field release of four (4) separate biocontrol agents on four target species:

  • introduction of a wasp parasitoid (Aprostocetus nitens) to further control the erythrina gall wasp (Quadradstichus erythrinae), which has been impacting the native wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis);
  • introduction of a small beetle (Syphraea uberabensis) to control weedy melastomes (Tibouchina spp.);
  • introduction of a thrips insect (Pseudophilothrips ichini) to control Christmas berry (Schinus terebinthifolia);
  • introduction of a butterfly (Euselasia chrysippe) to control miconia (Miconia calvescens).

We are seeking consultation with any community members that might have knowledge of traditional cultural uses or who are involved in any ongoing cultural practices associated with the target species (i.e. wiliwili, melastones, Christmas berry, and miconia). If you have and can share any such information please contact Lokelani Brandt lbrandt@asmaffiliates.com, or Aoloa Santos asantos@asmaffiliates.com, phone (808) 969-6066, mailing address ASM Affiliates 507A E. Lanikaula Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) in advance of a proposed 14.99-acre new quarry license adjacent to an existing quarry located on a portion of TMK (3) 2-1-3:002, situated in Waiākea Ahupua‘a, South Hilo District, Island of Hawai‘i. We are seeking consultation with any community members that might have knowledge of traditional cultural uses of the proposed project area; or who are involved in any ongoing cultural practices that may be occurring on or in the general vicinity of the subject property, that may be impacted by the proposed project. If you have and can share any such information please contact Lokelani Brandt lbrandt@asmaffiliates.com, or Aoloa Santos asantos@asmaffiliates.com, phone (808) 969-6066, mailing address ASM Affiliates 507A E. Lanikaula Street, Hilo, HI 96720.


Scientific Consultant Services, Inc. (SCS) is seeking information on cultural resources and traditional, previously or on-going, traditional cultural activities in the vicinity of the proposed WCME Maui Coast Hotel. The proposed hotel will be located on 4.812 acres of currently vacant land at 2239 South Kihei Road, in Kīhei, Kama‘ole Ahupua‘a, Wailuku (Kula) District, Island of Maui, Hawai‘i [TMK: (2) 3-9-018:023]. Please respond within 30 days to Cathleen Dagher, Senior Archaeologist, at (808) 597-1182.