Program areas at Hawaii Forest Institute
Dryland kaupulehu: provide services for the dryland Forest restoration at kaupulehu
Palamanui dry Forest preserve: hfi is working with palamanui global holdings, llc. To optimize Forest health of the 53-acre palamanui dry Forest preserve in north kona. Jill wagner, future forests nursery is collecting seed, propagating and outplanting native species, and overseeing the maintenance of the preserve. Agro resources is providing weed control, irrigation, and plant maintenance and care assistance.
Honolulu zoo children's discovery Forest: hfi and hfia are working with community partners to create the honolulu zoo children's discovery Forest at the honolulu zoo. The exhibit is designed to demonstrate culturally significant Hawaiian plant species, the significance of place, and the kuleana of malama 'aina by integrating traditional Hawaiian Forest ecosystems, Forest stewardship opportunities, and innovative land-based education for residents and visitors.
Keauhou bird conservation center (kbcc) discovery Forest: the kbcc discovery Forest is providing service learning opportunities for volunteers and habitat and food for native birds. Using captive propagation and release techniques, kbcc is reestablishing self-sustaining populations of critically endangered Hawaiian birds in the wild. In 2014, hfi worked with kbcc to create the first 1.8-acres of the discovery Forest. An additional 4 acres are being planted in 2015. Expenses 13,431. Including grants of 0. Revenue 0 Hawaii woodshow: to provide members and the general public with opportunities for education, dialogue, advancement and improvement in all aspects of the Hawaii Forest industry. Expenses 6,218. Including grants of 0. Revenue 0. Panaewa zoo discovery: hfi and hfia, along with community partners are creating native and agro-forest demonstration gardens at the pana'ewa zoo in hilo. The project is providing education, recreation, and volunteer opportunities for community residents and visitors. Expenses 2,000. Including grants of 0. Revenue 0. Go native: growing a native Hawaiian urban Forest: hfi is working with a committee to produce a video series and quick reference guide encouraging people to plant native and polynesian-introduced seedlings. Hfi was awarded a division of forestry & wildlife 8,978.92 grant for the project. Expenses 4,885. Including grants of 0. Revenue 0 mahalo aina (fundraising): give back to the Forest: in partnership with the hfia, the goal of mahalo aina is to expand hfi's community partnerships and gain support for the protection and perpetuation of Hawaii's Forest ecosystems. Funds raised through mahalo aina are helping to support: propagation, outplanting, and long-term care of plantings; site maintenance; cultural and environmental education programs; and coordination and promotional activities. Expenses 907. Including grants of 0. Revenue 0