Protecting Oahu’s native forests

Recreational hikers entering and exiting a trailhead will typically use a basic boot brush (like the one shown at left) to decontaminate the bottom of their shoes and help prevent the spread of invasive species and spores.
Left: Moura’s boot brush station design under construction by James Lindsey and Floro Tabian at Hawaiian Electric’s Ward Base Yard Welding Shop. Right: Sean, aided by DLNR’s James Harmon, unloads the boot brush stations at the agency’s Makiki Base Yard. A paint coat and signage were added by DLNR staff.
Left: Sean Moura, Hawaiian Electric wildlife biologist. Right: A hiker uses the boot brush station before heading on the trail.

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