Danielle Frohlich, a botanist with SWCA's Honolulu office, served this year with the European Union’s European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization, or EPPO, in an ongoing effort to conduct pest risk analyses on invasive alien plants that could become established in the region. The agency’s scientists serve 51 countries in Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia, and work to protect native plants and agriculture, develop international strategies against the introduction and spread of dangerous pests, and promote safe and effective pest control methods.
In the 1970s, lapels were wide, fabrics were synthetic, and architectural features like oddly shaped windows and concrete panels suggested that George Jetson designed buildings from behind his atomic-powered drafting table.
In 1966, shortly before this rocket ride from traditional to “far out” in architectural design, President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). A little more than 50 years old now, the NHPA has cultivated an equal share of supporters and detractors.
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”
These words from the famous novel A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, by Norman Maclean, strike a chord in all of us. We cannot help but lose ourselves in nature. We are drawn to open spaces as moths are drawn to a flame.