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Ungulate Working Group Partners

University of Hawaiʻi

Hawaiʻi Wildlife Ecology Lab

Assistant Professor: Dr. Melissa Price (
Ungulate Project Lead and Spatial Planner: Derek Risch (

Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU)

Director: Dr. Shaya Honarvar

UH Extension

Extension Specialist: Dr. Mark Thorne

Hawaiʻi Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW)


Game Program Coordinator: Jason Omick

NARS Planner: Emma Yuen

Oʻahu Branch
Wildlife Biologist: Nicholas J Vargas

NARS Specialist: Jared Char

Hawaiʻi Branch

Branch Manager: Steven Bergfeld

West Hawaii District Biologist: Kanalu Sproat

East Hawaii District Biologist: Ian Cole

Maui Nui Branch

Wildlife Biologist: Shane DeMattos

Molokai Wildlife Biologist: Justin Luafalemana

Kauaʻi Branch

Branch Manager: Sheri Mann

Wildlife Manager: Thomas Kaiʻakapu

Wildlife Biologist: Lindsey Ibara


United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - Wildlife Services

State Director: Darrin Phelps

Assistant Director: Trevor Lu

Feral Swine Coordinator: Homer Leong

NWRC, Field Station Leader: Dr. Steven Hess

Wildlife Disease Biologist: Samuel Goldstein

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

State Range Management Specialist: Carolyn Wong Auweloa

Pūlama Lānaʻi

Director of Conservation: Jonathan Sprague

Director of Conservation: Rachel Sprague


National Parks Service

Haleakala National Park

Supervisory Wildlife Biologist: Cathleen Bailey

Feral Animal Removal and Management Program Lead: Timothy Bailey

Feral Animal Removal and Management: Clinton Fukushima

Game Management Advisory Commission (GMAC)

Member at large: Nancy Timko

Kauaʻi Representative: Nicolai Barca


Hawaiʻi Association of Watershed Partnerships

Kohala Watershed Partnership

Field Supervisor: Jake Merkel

Three Mountain Alliance

Program Coordinator: Colleen Cole


The Nature Conservancy

Field Coordinator: Nicolai Barca


Army Natural Resources Program - Oʻahu

Conservation/Control Program Supervisor: Matthew D. Burt

Animal Program Manager: Tyler Bogardus

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