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With every year HER furthers in its collaborations with other like-minded organizations within local and global communities. Alliances include:

• Growing number of local, U.S. mainland and international schools and Community Groups – HER hosting volunteer opportunity
University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH) – supporting vegetation classes, student graduate studies, special events
Hawaii Community College (HCC) – Hosting service learning events and internships
Plant Extinction Prevention Program (PEPP), the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), and the Volcano Rare Plant Facility (VRPF) – Monitoring and preserving the endangered ha’iwale (Cyrtandra nanawalensis).
Natural Areas Reserves (NARS)/ DOFAW) – Fencing all natural clusters of the endangered ha’iwale.
USDA Forest Service – ROD Studies
Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry – Support bio-control against target invasive species
Malama O Puna (MOP) – Seed collection, green house propagation and out-plantings
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) – Provide seedlings and out-planting support
Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) – Have provided volunteer opportunity and support
Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) – Gathering professional support for the preservation of Wao Kele O Puna (WKOP).
Global Giving Community– HER is permanent member, global exposure, fundraising support.
GiveGab – local community fundraising platform
Kīlauea Recovery Team/ Council District 4 – HER is Natural Environment RCA CO-Chair to bring community and County together
Hawaiian Tourism Authority — Malama Hawaii Program directing tourists to our volunteer program
Rustic Pathways – Summer volunteer events student-travel programs that empowers students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world.
United Nations HER is included on the Restoration Road Trip environmental program representing restoration efforts worldwide.
Lemu — Collaborating with an innovative platform for conservation that is developing an “Atlas of the Biosphere” to help revert the environmental crises by connecting organizations whose work targets forest & habitat conservation/restoration; new potential funding source.
USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center— Hawaiʻi Cooperative Studies Unit Developing a Restoration synthesis
Pacific Islands – UH Hilo Climate Adaptation Science Center HER is a part of a project team to develop a climate-resilient restoration approach that combines functional, climate and geographic data