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Hawaii Rare Plant Restoration Group (HRPRG)

Mission Statement of Hawaii Rare Plant Restoration Group (HRPRG)

To prevent the extinction of native Hawaiian plants and provide for their recovery through a cooperative administered off-site plant conservation system in collaboration with on-site management partners to sample, propagate, and reintroduce rare plants, and to advance the preservation of native plants and their habitats through effective communication and public education.

The Hawaii Rare Plant Restoration Group (HRPRG) is composed of many public and private agencies. This group, which includes over 60 participants, meets every 3-6 months to share information about monitoring, collecting, ex situ propagation, reintroduction and restoration projects, and to plan new initiatives. The Center for Plant Conservation Program Office* and the Department of Forestry and Wildlife host and facilitate this work group, coordinate mailings, and furnish meeting minutes. (*It is our understanding that the CPC Hawaii Program Office is presently [03/2001] unstaffed; the contact information presented at this link is out-of-date.) This group is currently working on monitoring and collection guidelines and a field form tailored for the Hawaiian flora. The HRPRG group is also developing strategies to fund a major "genetic safety net" initiative that will capture and restore the botanical diversity of Hawaii's most endangered plants.

HRPRG Recommendations

Following are HRPRG recommendations for collection, handling, and reintroduction of native Hawaiian plants.

HRPRG internet mailing list

You may subscribe to the HRPRG internet mailing list to keep abreast of the latest HRPRG happenings.

Member agencies
    Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
    Bernice P. Bishop Museum
    Center for Plant Conservation
    Harold L. Lyon Arboretum
    Hawaii Natural Heritage Program
    Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (USGS/BRD/PIERC/HFS/HEAR)
    Honolulu Botanical Garden
    Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate
    Koke'e Resource Conservation Program
    Maui Land & Pineapple Company
    Maui Nui Botanical Garden
    National Park Service
    National Tropical Botanical Garden
    Hawaii Conservation Alliance (formerly known as the Secretariat for Conservation Biology)
    Smithsonian Institution
    State of Hawaii DLNR, Division of Forestry and Wildlife
    The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii
    University of Hawaii
    US Army Garrison Hawaii, Environmental Division
    US Army, Pohakuloa Training Area
    US Fish and Wildlife Service
    US Forest Service
    Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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This website is a product of the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR). This page was created on 03 December 2000 by PT and was last updated on 23 December 2010 by PN.