Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 223

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Water, Land, and Hawaiian Affairs, to
which was referred Governor's Message No. 223, submitting for
study and consideration the nomination of:


     G.M. No. 223       REGINALD E. DAVID, for a term to expire
                        June 30, 2000;

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon the review of the statement submitted by the nominee,
your Committee finds that the aforementioned nominee is a
volunteer, willing to serve without compensation, and will work
with compassion and commitment to assist in administering the
duties and responsibilities of the Natural Area Reserves System
Commission.  Your Committee further finds that the nominee has
been appointed based on his professional credentials, integrity,
and a desire to make Hawaii better through his participation with
the Natural Area Reserves System Commission.

     Your Committee notes the specific qualifications of the

     Reginald E. David is the owner of Rana Productions Ltd., a
biological consulting firm.  Mr. David is a member of the
American Ornithologists Union, Coopers Ornithological Society,
Wilson's Ornithological Society, the Association of Field
Ornithologists, and the Wildlife Society.  Mr. David has also
served on the USFWS Alala Recovery Team, the DLNR/USFWS Hawaii

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Endangered Waterfowl Recovery Team Advisory Committee, the
National Audubon Society's Board of Directors, and as the Hawaii
Audubon Society's past President and Treasurer.

     Your Committee received testimony in support of the nominee
from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, the United
States Department of the Interior, the United States Geological
Survey's Biological Resources Division, the United States
Department of the Air Force's Natural Resources Management
Section, Geo Metrician, the Center for Plant Conservation, and
two concerned citizens.

     Your Committee diligently questioned the nominee about his
role and vision as a prospective member of the Natural Area
Reserves System Commission and believes that the nominee
adequately responded to your Committee's inquiries.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Water, Land, and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached
to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the
background, character, experience, and qualifications of the
nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position
to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and
consent to the nomination.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Water, Land, and
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,

                                   COLLEEN HANABUSA, Chair

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