Sen. Daniel Inouye was a longtime advocate and supporter of the U.S. Forest Service's research efforts in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Pacific Southwest Research Station's Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry and the Hawaii Experimental Tropical Forest on the island of Hawaii.
Inouye's legacy will ensure the enduring and dynamic range of research activities throughout the region for generations to come. His leadership, innovation and dedication are greatly appreciated and will be dearly missed.
We look forward to continuing our innovative research and ongoing efforts to conserve, restore, and sustain the natural resources of the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands.
Alexander L. Friend
USDA Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Research Station