Informational Meeting on Lehua Island Rat Eradication Set for Tonight

Jul 25, 2017

Lehua Island
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A meeting on the Lehua rat eradication project is being held on Kauai tonight.

Earlier this year, the Department of Land and Natural Resources proposed eradicating rats from Lehua Island to restore the island’s ecosystem.

The rodent’s presence has a profound impact on native seabirds.

The meeting will present the final draft of the eradication plan.

Josh Atwood is the Invasive Species Coordinator for Division of Forestry and Wildlife at DLNR.

He says the final draft includes information on the impact of the poison being used and answers to questions.

Atwood says they plan to share details about what came out of their earlier public meetings.

Officials are hoping to conduct the project sometime between now and mid-September.

The meeting will be held tonight at the Waimea Neighborhood Community Center at 6.