Nurturing nene: Army program sees increase in Hawaiian goose population in Saddle region

  • During the 2021-22 breeding season (October to March), the Hawaiian Goose (Nene) Conservation Project’s management of habitat and invasive animals supported 16 nesting pairs of geese, resulting in eight goslings surviving to sub-adults capable of flight. (U.S. Army Natural Resource Program at Pohakuloa Training Area/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Between 2017 and 200 the Hawaiian Goose (Nene) Conservation Project’s efforts have supported 65 goslings to survive to sub-adults. (U.S. Army Natural Resource Program at Pohakuloa Training Area/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Officials at the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on Friday reported another successful nene breeding season on the slopes of Maunakea.