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
updating existing SCGN accounts;
researching and incorporating information on species vulnerability assessments;
updating chapters on Statewide Conservation Needs, Marine Conservation Needs, and Island Conservation
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.