Results and Accomplishments
The partnership has grown from tens of thousands acres to hundreds of thousands acres (420,000 acres). The growth of the partnership in both acres and in additional partners is a testimony to the success of each successive project building trust and relationships along the way. So far, the partnership is responsible for 9,800 acres of fenced areas that are now free of ungulates and that represent some of the best forest habitat in Hawaii providing essential habitat for 29 rare and endangered birds and plants. The partnership is controlling ungulates in another 4,300 acres of fenced units and fencing another 15,000 acres, after which ungulate control will commence. In addition, these protected areas are immediately adjacent to an additional 26,000 acres of managed National Park and State lands. Kulani Correctional Facility staff and inmates built a greenhouse to propagate and outplant native plants for landscape restoration of partnership lands. The partnership has worked to reintroduce five endangered plant species into the wild after hooved animals were removed, four species of which are experiencing high survival rates.