The slopes of Mauna Kea shelter a variety of ecosystems that are as diverse as any in the Hawaiian Islands. The Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project is an effort to protect the precious forest environment and reverse the destructive trends of the past.
There are a number of private nurseries in the state which contribute to preserving the rich natural tapestry of Hawaiʻi's forests. They can scale up their nursery operations, supplying vast numbers of plants for use in crisis situations.
The species of the Hawaiian forests are faced with a variety of different threats to their health and survival. One of the hardest threats to combat is that of disease. The majestic Koa tree is under attack from a microscopic enemy.
Land owners in Hawaii are some of the key stakeholders in efforts to protect the forests and watershed areas of the islands. Stewardship programs and strategic partnerships are vital to maintaining the health of the Aina.
When we think of forests and the economy, we think of logging and timber as a product of the forest resource. There are however a plethora of products that come from the forest, that aren't timber at all.