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Hawaii's Wildlife and Forest Action Plans

Hawaii's Wildlife and Forest Action Plans

The State of Hawai‘i recently updated its 2005 Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (State Wildlife Action Plan – SWAP). The Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resource, Division of Forestry and Wildlife engaged us to assist with:

  • writing new species accounts for terrestrial, aquatic and marine Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN);
  • updating existing SCGN accounts;
  • researching and incorporating information on species vulnerability assessments;
  • updating chapters on Statewide Conservation Needs, Marine Conservation Needs, and Island Conservation Needs;
  • updating the Executive Summary, Methods, Hawai‘i Overview, and Monitoring chapters and Appendices;
  • preparing a SWAP revision Road Map and tabular summary of changes; and
  • updating the flora portion of the SWAP by revising the list of plant SGCN.

H. T. Harvey & Associates also contributed to the update of Hawai‘i’s 2010 Forest Action Plan (FAP). We revised nine conservation issues and management strategies; incorporated new information such as climate change, legislative mandates, and other forest-related data collected since 2010 into the FAP’s landscape-level priority assessments and maps;  as well as updated information on environmental education activities, current and emerging forest market trends, and sustainable forest management efforts.