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Agronomy Technical Notes

Technical Note # Subject Date Announcement #
1 Soil Quality - Agronomy Technical Notes
    1.   Cover and Green Manure Crop Benefits to Soil Quality (PDF; 98 KB)
    2.   Conservation Crop Rotation Effects on Soil Quality (PDF; 273 KB)
    3.   Effects of Residue Management and No-Till on Soil Quality (PDF; 106 KB)
    4.   Effect of Soil Quality on Nutrient Efficiency (PDF; 116 KB)
    5.   Herbicides (PDF; 178 KB)
    6.   Legumes and Soil Quality (PDF; 29 KB)
    7.   Effects of Soil Erosion on Soil Productivity and Soil Quality (PDF; 22 KB)
    8.   Liming to Improve Soil Quality in Acid Soils (PDF; 38 KB)
    9.   Managing Conservation Tillage (PDF; 24 KB)
    10.  Sunn Hemp: A Cover Crop for Southern and Tropical Farming Systems (PDF; 29 KB)
    16.  Interpreting the Soil Conditioning Index (PDF; 289 KB)
May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
3 Estimating Crop Reside on Sugarcane Land (PDF; 1.3 MB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
4 The Use of Chemicals for Weed Control May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
5 Percent Cover Graphic August 2006 Anncmt. PI-24
6 HEL Worksheets for the Pacific Islands East Area
  •    Hawaii (Big Island) HEL Worksheet (XLS; 1.6 MB)
  •   Kauai HEL Worksheet (XLS; 973 KB)
  •   Lanai HEL Worksheet (XLS; 651 KB)
    •   Oahu HEL Worksheet (XLS; 1.28 MB)
    •   Tutuila Island, American Samoa HEL Worksheet (XLS; 318 KB)
    •   Maui HEL Worksheet (XLS; 1.1 MB) 
Maui EXAMPLE HEL Worksheet (XLS; 1 MB)
    •   Molokai HEL Worksheet (XLS; 746 KB)
Molokai EXAMPLE HEL Worksheet
(XLS; 761 KB)
 
January 9, 2007
 
 
 
 
February 8, 2007 
August 2009 
 

 
 
Anncmt. PI-2
 
 
 
 
Anncmt. PI-4
 
Anncmt. PI-18 
 
7 HEL Worksheets for the Pacific Islands West Area
    •   Guam HEL Worksheet (XLS; 118 KB)
    •   CNMI HEL Worksheet (XLS; 173 KB)
February 8, 2007 Anncmt. PI-4
8 Mulching Principles and Calculations (DOC; 42.5 KB) April 18, 2012 Anncmt. PI-35
9 Photo Guide to Common Tillage Equipment in the Pacific Islands Area (PDF; 1.3 MB) February 2014 Anncmt. PI-46
10 Agronomy Field Inventory Sheets
  Introduction (PDF; 50 KB)
  Agron 1 - RUSLE2 (PDF; 129 KB)
  Agron 2 - Concentrated Flow(PDF; 176 KB)
  Agron 3 - Compaction (PDF; 145 KB)
  Agron 4 - Moisture Management (PDF; 153 KB)
May 2014 Anncmt. PI-47

Biology Technical Notes

Technical Note # Subject Date Announcement #
2 Native Aquatic Wildlife Inventory Worksheet (DOC; 518 KB) January 2009 Anncmt. PI-12
5 Native Forest Bird Inventory Worksheet (DOC; 463 KB) January 2009 Anncmt. PI-12
8 Native Stream Animals of Hawaii (PDF; 495 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
9 Hawaii Stream Visual Assessment Protocol
  Introduction (DOC; 35.8 KB)
  Guidance Document (DOC; 97.8 KB)
  Guidance Document Attachment (DOC; 97.8 KB)
    •   Worksheet for Repetitive Elements (XLS; 20.4 KB)
 
March 2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11 Index of Birds of North America (PDF; 8.6 MB) June 2002 Anncmt. HI-9
12 Critical Habitat Information (PDF; 991 KB)
    Hawaii Endangered Species Matrix (XLS; 329 KB)
September 2005 Anncmt. PI-20
13 Candidate, Threatened & Endangered Species Inventory (PDF; 2.6 MB)
  Attachment A - How to Create a CT&E Data Table (PDF; 866 KB)
  Attachment B - CT&E Data Table Template - Hawaii (XLSX; 19 KB)
  Attachment C - CT&E Data Table Template - Guam & CNMI (XLSX; 16 KB)
June 2014    Anncmt. PI-48
16 Habitat Enhancement and Management (PDF; 2.5 MB | DOC; 26.7 MBB) September 2007 Anncmt. PI-6
17 Hawaiian Hawk Habitat Enhancement and Management (PDF; 591 KB | DOC; 4.5 MB) September 2007 Anncmt. PI-6
18 Threatened, Endangered and Candidate Species Compliance Process (PDF; 322 KB)
    •   Attachment A - Compliance Documentation (PDF; 1 MB)
    •   Attachment B - NLAA Letter to FWS Template (DOC; 950 KB)
    •   Attachment C - NLAA Sample Letter to FWS  (PDF; 45 KB)
    •   Attachment D - NLAA Letter to NOAA Template (DOC; 960 KB)
    •   Attachment E - NLAA Sample Letter to NOAA (PDF; 52 KB)
January 2014  Anncmt. PI-44
19 NRCS-CPA-52 Environmental Evaluation Worksheet (XLS; 1.35 MB) July 2013 Anncmt. PI-40
20 Bats of the U.S. Pacific Islands (PDF; 1.6 MB | DOC; 1.9 MB) December 3, 2009 Anncmt. PI-20
21 Practices to Enhance Native Wildlife Habitat on Wetland Taro Farms (PDF; 2.3 MB; | DOC; 13.4 MB) December 3, 2009 Anncmt. PI-20
22 At-Risk Species and Habitats Lists (PDF; 5.2 MB | XLS; 3 MB) December 4, 2009 Anncmt. PI-21
23 Pacific Islands Area Wildlife Habitat Assessment Guide (XLS; 1.3 MB) February 2013 Anncmt. PI-38

Conservation Planning Technical Notes

Technical Note # Subject Date Announcement #
1 Checklists of Resource Concerns (PDF; 322 KB) December 2013 Anncmt. PI-43
2 Revised Conservation Plan, Contract, and Combined Folder Checklists (PDF; 31.1 KB)
  •   Conservation Plan Folder Checklist (DOC; 26.5 KB)
  •   Contract Folder Checklist (DOC; 28 KB)
  •   Combined Folder Checklist (DOC; 31.7 KB)
July 2013 Anncmt. PI-40
4 Photo Documentation (PDF; 23 KB)
    •   Photo Documentation Form (DOC; 12 KB)
September 2005 Anncmt. HI-20
5 Guidance on Establishing Photo Points and Plots for Monitoring (PDF; 401 KB) April 2009 Anncmt. PI-14
6 Pacific Islands Area Permits Matrix (XLS; 25 KB) June 2012 Anncmt. PI-36

Cultural Resources Technical Notes

Technical Note # Subject Date Announcement #
1 Cultural Resources Investigation Worksheet for Phase I of Conservation Planning (XLS; 48 KB) August 2009 Anncmt. PI-17

Economics & Sociology Technical Notes

Technical Note # Subject Date Announcement #
1 Inventory Methods and Tools for Economic and Social Considerations (DOC; 33 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
2 Using Economics to Promote Conservation Practices: A Simplified Approach (PDF; 312 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
3 The Economics of Nutrient and Pest Management (PDF; 183 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
4 Conservation: Providing an Economic Edge for Agricultural Producers (PDF; 141 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
6 Production costs of Selected Vegetable Crops (PDF; 88 KB) January 2000 Anncmt. HI-3
7 People Partnerships and Communities Information Sheets (PDF; 21 KB)
  23.   Human Aspects of the Conservation Planning Environment (PDF; 44 KB)
  26.  Working with People of Different Cultures (PDF; 84 KB)
  40.  Social and Professional Skills to be Effective with Small Farmers (PDF; 37 KB)
  41.  Barriers and Strategies for Small Scale Producers (PDF; 48 KB)
  42.  Gaining Trust with Small Farmers (PDF; 33.4 KB)
  43.  Working with Community Leaders (PDF; 33.8 KB)
  44.  Social Profile (PDF; 29 KB)
 
May 2005
 
June 2005
June 2005
 
June 2000
June 2005
June 2005
June 2005
 

Engineering Technical Notes

Technical Note # Subject Date Announcement #
1 Metric System Conservation Factors (PDF; 225 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
2 Estimating Consumptive Use in Hawaii (PDF; 690 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
3 Rainfall-Frequency and Design Rainfall Distribution for Selected Pacific Islands (PDF; 9.3 MB) September 2008  

Forestry and Agroforestry Technical Notes

Technical Note # Subject Date Announcement #
1 Riparian Forest Wildlife - Guidelines for Landowners and Loggers (PDF; 7.8 MB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
2 Forest Ecosystems Stewardship (PDF; 12 MB) May 1999

Anncmt. HI-1

3 Forest Practices Illustrated (PDF; 27.5 MB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
4 Agroforestry for Farms and Ranches (PDF; 1.2 MB) May 1999

Anncmt. HI-1

5 Prime Forest Lands Inventory Maps (PDF; 920 KB) March 2000 Anncmt. HI-4
8 Tree Planting Tally Worksheets for Forest Ecological sites on the Island of Hawaii (XLS; 180 KB) May 2013 Anncmt. PI-39
9 Tree Planting Tally Worksheets for Generic Hawaiian Islands Dry Stand/Coastal Plantings (XLS; 21 KB) December 2013 Anncmt. PI-26
10 Shade Overstory for Coffee in Hawaii (PDF; 1.4 MB) October 2010 Anncmt. PI-26
11 Mixed Agroforestry Specification (PDF; 47 KB) September 2013 Anncmt. PI-41
12 Transects and Fixed Radius Plots for Tree/Shrub Inventory (XLS; 94 KB) March 2014 Anncmt. PI-42

Plant Materials Technical Notes

Technical Note # Subject Date Announcement #
1 Biomass Determination Worksheet (DOC; 52 KB), Example Biomass Determination Worksheet (DOC; 40 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
2 Nutrient Carry-Over Determination Worksheet (DOC; 47 KB), Example Nutrient Carry-Over Worksheet (DOC; 40 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
3 Pure Live Seed Worksheet (DOC; 35 KB), Example Pure Live Seed Worksheet (DOC; 33 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
5 Kansas State University Forestry Publications: (PDF; 23.4 KB)
  1.    Weed Barrier Fabric Much for Tree & Shrub Plantings (PDF; 409 KB)
  2.    Windbreak Management (PDF; 129 KB)
  3. Selecting and Planting a Tree (PDF; 348 KB)
  4. Weed Control Options in Tree Plantings (PDF; 77 KB)
  5. Chemical Weed Control in Tree Plantings (PDF; 124 KB)
  6. Chainsaws -- Safety, Operation, Tree Felling Techniques (PDF; 267 KB)
  7. How Windbreaks Work (PDF; 464 KB)
May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
6 Commercial Sources of Plant Materials Native to the Pacific Islands Area (PDF; 44 KB) March 20, 2012 Anncmt. PI-34
8 Plant Materials Collection Guide (PDF; 146 KB)
    •   Attachment Form NRCS-ECS-580 (PDF; 279 KB)
November 17, 2011 Anncmt. PI-33

Range and Pasture Technical Notes

Technical Note # Subject Date Announcement #
1 Methods for Determining the Crown Canopy of Shrubs and Trees (PDF; 609 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
2 Common Questions to Ask Ranchers (DOC; 88.5 KB) July 2009 Anncmt. PI-15
3 Invasive Plant Fact Sheets: (PDF; 6.5 MB)
  1.    Stachytarpheta cayennensis (PDF; 210 KB)
  2.    Imperata cylindrica (PDF; 196 KB)
  3. Antigonon leptopus (PDF; 149 KB)
  4. Sphagneticola trilobata (PDF; 261 KB)
  5. Coccinia grandis (PDF; 201 KB)
  6. Lantana camara (PDF; 227 KB)
  7. Chromolaena odorata (PDF; 243 KB)
  8. Miscanthus floridulus (PDF; 347 KB)
  9. Acacia mearnsii (PDF; 397 KB)
  10. Caesalpinia decapetala (PDF; 221 KB)
  11. Mikania macrantha (PDF; 232 KB)
  12. Senecio madagascariensis (PDF; 377 KB)
  13. Psidium cattleianum (PDF; 329 KB)
  14. Grevillea robusta (PDF; 809 KB)
  15. Schinus terebinthifolius (PDF; 288 KB)
  16. Rauvolfia vomitoria (PDF; 258 KB)
  17. Spathodea campanulata (PDF; 351 KB)
  18. Passiflora suberosa (PDF; 329 KB)
  19. Thurnbergia grandiflora (PDF; 314 KB)
  20. Clerodendrum quadriloculare (PDF; 250 KB)
  21. Pennisetum setaceum (PDF; 273 KB)
  22. Senna alata (PDF; 273 KB)
  23. Miconia calvescens (PDF; 346 KB)
October 17, 2011 Anncmt. PI-31
4 Grazing Land Trend Worksheet (XLSX; 17 KB) December 2013  Anncmt. PI-44
5 Grazing Land Condition Scoresheet  (XLSX; 24 KB) December 2013  Anncmt. PI-44
6 Guidance for Planning Brush Management and Herbaceous Weed Control (PDF; 96 KB)
  100 Point-Step Transect Data Sheet (XLSX; 20 KB)
  Example Photo Documentation Form (PDF; 639 KB)
May 2014

Temporarily Rescinded
for Further Review,
Per ADT.

Anncmt. PI-47

See Forestry Tech
Note 12 for Tool.


Soil Quality Technical Notes

Technical Note # Subject Date Announcement #
1 Soil Test Results Interpretations and Related Soil Fertility Issues (PDF; 84 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
2 Soil Quality Information Sheets: (PDF; 863 KB)
  •   Soil Quality - Introduction
  •   Indicators for Soil Quality Evaluation
  •   Soil Quality Indicators: Organic Matter
  •   Soil Quality Indicators: pH
  •   Soil Quality Indicators: Aggregate Stability
  •   Soil Quality Indicators: Infiltration
  •   Soil Quality Resource Concerns: Soil Erosion
  •   Soil Quality Resource Concerns: Compaction
  •   Soil Quality Resource Concerns: Available Water Capacity
  •   Soil Quality Resource Concerns: Soil Biodiversity
  •   Soil Quality Resource Concerns: Sediment Deposition on Cropland
  •   Soil Quality Concerns: Pesticides
  •   Soil Quality Resource Concerns: Salinization
May 1999

Various Revision Dates for Each Issue
Anncmt. HI-1
3 Field Indicators of Hydric Soils (PDF; 13 KB)
    •   In Hawaii and the Pacific Basin (PDF; 85 KB)
    •   In the United States, A Guide for identifying and Delineating Hydric Soils, Version 7.0 (PDF; 5.5 MB)
March 2010 Anncmt. HI-1
4 Soil Quality Properties and Checklist
    •   Soil Quality Intro (DOC; 34 KB)
    •   Soil Quality Checklist (DOC; 199 KB)
    •   Example Soil Quality Checklist (DOC; 70 KB)
May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
6 The Lavas of Hawaii (PDF; 232 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
7 Soil Quality Institute’s Catalog of Products & Informational Documents (PDF; 351 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
8 Ephemeral Gully Worksheet (XLS; 169 KB) April 2003 Anncmt. HI-10
9 Pacific Islands Area Vegetative Guide
    •   Collecting Soil and Manure Samples Intro (DOC; 31 KB)
    •   Protocol for Collecting Soil and Manure Samples (DOC; 71 KB)
    •   Request Form for UH Lab Agricultural Analysis (XLS; 53 KB)
February 2004 Anncmt. HI-13
10 NRCS Soil Quality Publications List (PDF; 146 KB) February 2004 Anncmt. HI-13
11 Cooperative Extension Service Soils Publications: (DOC; 32 KB)
    •   AS-1. Liming Acid Soils of Hawaii (PDF; 63 KB)
    •   AS-2. Predicting Phosphorus Requirements of Some Hawaii Soils (PDF; 140 KB)
    •   AS-3. Adequate Nutrient Levels in Soils and Plants in Hawaii (General Guide) (PDF; 13 KB)
    •   AS-4. Testing Your Soil - Why and How to Take a Soil-Test Sample (PDF; 25 KB)
    •   SCM-1. Managing Manganese Toxicity in Former Sugarcane Soils on Oahu (PDF; 166 KB)
    •   SCM-6. Testing for Soil Nitrogen and Phosphorous for Environmental Pollution Monitoring (PDF; 30 KB)
February 2004 Anncmt. HI-13
12 Soil Health Assessment (XLSX; 631 KB) February 2014  Anncmt. PI-46

Water Quality Technical Notes

Technical Note # Subject Date Announcement #
3 2005 Groundwater Contamination Maps (PDF; 475 KB) August 2006 Anncmt. HI-24
4 Aquifer Identification and Classification Publications (PDF; 11 KB)
  •   Aquifer Identification and Classification for the island of Hawai`i: Groundwater Protection Strategy for Hawai`i (PDF; 12.4 MB)
  •   Aquifer Identification and Classification for Kaua`i: Groundwater Protection Strategy for Hawai`i (PDF; 2.6 KB)
  •   Aquifer Identification and Classification for Lana`i: Groundwater Protection Strategy for Hawai`i (PDF; 1 MB)
  •   Aquifer Identification and Classification for Maui: Groundwater Protection Strategy for Hawai`i (PDF; 3.8 MB)
  •   Aquifer Identification and Classification for Moloka`i: Groundwater Protection Strategy for Hawai`i (PDF; 2 MB)
  •   Aquifer Identification and Classification for O`ahu: Groundwater Protection Strategy for Hawai`i (PDF; 2.9 MB)
May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
5 Soil Leaching and Surface Loss Potential Tables (PDF; 9.7 KB)
    •   Hawaii (Big Island) Tables (PDF; 1 MB)
    •   Kauai Tables (PDF; 819 KB)
    •   Maui Tables (PDF; 926 KB)
    •   Molokai and Lanai Tables (PDF; 928 KB)
    •   Oahu Tables (PDF; 930 KB)
May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
6 Water Areas to be Protected (PDF; 3 MB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
7 Candidate Streams for Protection (PDF; 770 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
8 Outstanding Aquatic Resources (PDF; 477 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
9 1998 List of Water Quality Limited Waters and Maps (PDF; 1.6 MB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
10 Contaminants Present in the Original Water Quality Limited Segments (PDF; 427 KB) May 1999 Anncmt. HI-1
11 Water Budget Worksheet (PDF; 326 KB)
Blank Water Budget Worksheets (DOC; 53 KB | XLS; 33.8 KB)
October 19999 Anncmt. HI-2
12 Final 2004 List of Impaired Waters in Hawaii (PDF; 2.4 MB) August 20055 Anncmt. HI-19
13 Water Quality Field Inventory Sheets
  Introduction (PDF; 16 KB)
  WQ 1 - Nutrient Management (PDF; 128 KB)
   WQ 2 - Pesticide Management (PDF; 131 KB)
  WQ 3 - Animal Waste (PDF; 551 KB)
May 2014 Anncmt. PI-47