Keālia Line Reconfiguration Project 

Keālia Line Reconfiguration Project 

KIUC Short-Term Habitat Conservation Plan  (HCP) Implementation

Client:  Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) 

PSI assists KIUC in the implementation of the $12M minimization and mitigation measures called for in the approved KIUC Short-term HCP.  This includes coordinating and participating in meetings with federal and state agencies, reviewing scopes of work, and annual reports for the many minimization and mitigation measures in the plan, maintaining budgets for individual projects, and drafting reports, analyses, and contracts for KIUC, as needed.  


  Nesting Newell's Shearwater

Nesting Newell's Shearwater

Save Our Shearwaters (SOS) Program Development & Implementation

Client:  Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) 

PSI first assembled and analyzed 25 years of data from the State of Hawaiʻi’s SOS Program.  It then prepared the first formal Program Manual to guide the program’s implementation.  It has worked with the State, KIUC, and the program operator for the past decade to ensure sound implementation and reporting.


  Hawaiian Stilts (A‘eo)

Hawaiian Stilts (A‘eo)

Avian Monitoring & Habitat Enhancement at Ocean Pointe

Client:  HASEKO (‘Ewa), Inc.

PSI has helped monitor populations of the endangered Hawaiian Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni), Hawaiian Coot (Fulica alai), and Hawaiian Duck (Anas wyvilliana) on the Ocean Pointe property since 2000.  In 2005, PSI assisted with the creation of a habitat “island” for Hawaiian Stilts in the Wetland Preservation Area on the west end of the property.  The island provides protection from most predators and has become a favored locale for stilts and other birds.  PSI also prepared educational materials for the construction workers at the site.  


  Metabetaeus lohena & Halocaridina rubra

Metabetaeus lohena & Halocaridina rubra

Ocean Pointe Anchialine Pool Habitat Creation & Monitoring

Client:  Haseko (‘Ewa), Inc. 

PSI is conducting a habitat creation and monitoring program for anchialine pools on the Ocean Pointe project site.  The pools are host to two species of shrimp (see photo above).  The work includes monitoring of two man-made pools that host both species of interest.  PSI regularly observes fauna in the pools, collects water samples for water quality determination, and evaluates the health of the habitat for these species.


  Hawaiian Petrel

Hawaiian Petrel

Kaua‘i  County KSHCP Application

Client:  County of Kaua‘i

PSI assisted the County of Kaua‘i in preparing their application to participate in the island-wide Kauaʻi Seabird Habitat Conservation Plan being developed by the DLNR/DOFAW and USFWS.  Permits based on the KSHCP will provide legal authorization for unavoidable incidental take of endangered and threatened seabirds due to light attraction/utilities and achieve net conservation benefits.  (2013)


  Kaua‘i Lagoons Resort & Golf Course

Kaua‘i Lagoons Resort & Golf Course

Kaua‘i Lagoons HCP Environmental Assessment (NEPA)

Client:  Kaua‘i Lagoons

PSI prepared the NEPA EA for the Habitat Conservation Plan needed for additional development within the resort and golf complex at Kaua‘i Lagoons.  (2012)


  Newell's Shearwater

Newell's Shearwater

KIUC Short-Term Habitat Conservation Plan

Client:  Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) 

PSI prepared the HCP that led the USFWS to issue an incidental take permit for three species of threatened and endangered seabirds.  The plan provides the framework for the multi-million dollar per year minimization and mitigation program that the utility is implementing.  (2012)    


  Lagoon Before Restoration

Lagoon Before Restoration

Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon Restoration

Client: Hilton Hotels Corporation

PSI developed the conceptual plan and obtained federal, state, and county permits for the rehabilitation of the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon in Waikīkī, Hawai‘i.  A build-up of anoxic bottom sediment, poor water circulation, and introduced species had made the lagoon unsuitable for recreation.  The improvements enhanced the lagoon’s water quality and restored its value as a scenic and recreational resource.  (2007)


  Newcomb's Snail

Newcomb's Snail

Critical Habitat Consultation, North Fork, Wailua River, Kaua‘i

Client:  Kaua‘i Electric

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service proposed to designate an area that includes the existing Blue Hole diversion on the North Fork of the Wailua River as critical habitat for the Newcomb’s snail (Erinna newcombi). PSI’s research showed that the size of the critical habitat should be reduced, and this was reflected in the final rule.  (2002)