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Terrestrial biological survey, Puna Geothermal Venture studies, Puna, Hawaii

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Title: Terrestrial biological survey, Puna Geothermal Venture studies, Puna, Hawaii
Authors: Char, Winona P.
Stemmermann, Maile
Keywords: biota
impacts
environment
environmental aspects
Puna Geothermal Venture
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Puna
Big Island
Hawaii
Kilauea

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LC Subject Headings: Plants--Hawaii--Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Plants--Hawaii--Hawaii Island
Rare plants--Hawaii--Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Rare plants--Hawaii--Hawaii Island
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii)
Issue Date: Apr 1984
Publisher: Bechtel Group, Inc.
Thermal Power Co.
Citation: Char WP, Stemmermann, M. 1984. Terrestrial biological survey, Puna Geothermal Venture studies, Puna, Hawaii. Puna (HI): Bechtel Group, Inc. and Thermal Power Co.
Abstract: "Thermal Power Company (TPC) is conducting one of several environmental studies for Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV). PGV is investigating the feasibility of potential geothermal power plants on the PGV property.
A 1-mile radius area (approximately 2,010 acres) was surveyed for terrestrial plants and animals during January 1984. The data gathered during this field survey provides the basis for descriptions of the major biological components found within the study site as well as a comprehensive species' list.
No rare, threatened, or endangered species of plants were found on the proposed well and power plant sites. Little or no damage to the vegetation in the area is expected if an effective scurbber system is employed. However, a yearly monitoring program of the vegetation for toxic agents is recommended.
The endangered Hawaiian Hawk (Buteo solitarius) was observed near the proposed well and power plant sites. The hawks may nest in the forests on Pu'u Honua'ula near the KS-2 site. Further observations to determine the extant of hawk breeding near this area are recommended."
Sponsor: Puna Geothermal Venture
Pages/Duration: 62 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/48125
Appears in Collections:The Geothermal Collection



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