The Preservation of Endagered Ha‘iwale

A further collaboration began with individuals from the Plant Extinction Prevention Program (PEPP), the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), and the Volcano Rare Plant Facility (VRPF), to officially begin monitoring known wild populations of Ha’iwale in the Keau’ohana Forest site, to collect leaf samples from each cluster for the propagation and preservation of this endangered species. A site visit to most individual cluster occurred and discussion was shared about Keauohana restoration strategies working group efforts. Discussion and collaboration between community professionals is an essential part of protecting and preserving our precious resources.