The State of Hawaiiʻs DLNR/DOFAW with the support of Kure Atoll Wildlife Conservancy aims for high-quality execution of Papahānaumokuākea's Marine National Monument biosecurity protocols and practices to prevent any further impact through introduction of invasive species that will threaten Kure's fragile ecosystem.
Preparation for Field Camp
Remote field camp on Kure requires adequate preparations to be in a remote setting for the long-term. In addition to the personal preparations to be in a remote setting, rigorous and detailed bio-security protocols in our preparations are also implemented to minimize impact and eliminate the introduction of any new invasive threats to a pristine ecosystem.
The State of Hawaiiʻs DLNR/DOFAW Kure Atoll Wildlife Sanctuary research field station facilitates a comprehensive wildlife habitat restoration and natural resources education program of research, education, and facility development that services management actions needed to protect and maintain native wildlife resources and ecosystem function at Kure Atoll Wildlife Sanctuary.
Field Station facilities consist of the main house, a bunkhouse, a cistern, a tool shed, and a lua (bathroom). With the exception of the lua (bathroom) and the bunkhouse, the other structures are old structures build in 1960 for the Coast Guard LORAN Station that was ongoing until 1993. Today, they are used to provide shelter, storage, and other basic needs for field camp operations.
When not working, the crew stays within the camp to rest and recuperate. With a food pantry, kitchen, communications area, and entertainment bookshelf, the main house, and bunkhouse, is where most of one's time is spent on the days off.