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This page last revised 30 August 2006 -- S.M.Gon III
TNC Action Sites
Maps & Figures
Endemic forest birds such as this ‘ākohekohe are concentrated on windward Haleakalā.
The silverswords of the West Maui bogs flourish near Eke crater.
Portions of the East Maui Watershed have been rendered ungulate-free, and show significant recovery of native vegetation.
By the end of 2005, both The East Maui Watershed Partnership (est. 1991) and West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership (est. 1998) were implementing their management plans, which calls for major fencing andungulate control projects according to management planning priorities. The Leeward Haleakalā Watershed Restoration Partnership (2003) was formed, expanding conservation and restoration efforts to the leeward native areas of the East Maui Conservation Area.
In 2002 the Maui InvasiveSpecies Committee (MISC),grew out of the Maui-based Melastome Action Committee, to dealwith prevention and early treatment of incipient pest species (such as Miconia). A close relationship of MISC staffwith the TNC Maui Office has maximized alignment of our alienspecies prevention goals and actions.
The Maui Program continues to manage Kapunakea Preserve (1,264 acres) as part of the West Maui Conservation Area, Waikamoi Preserve(5,230 acres) in East Maui (Haleakalā), and The Maui Lava Tube Preserve(location and other details protected) in addition to being activeparticipants in the partnerships described above.
Largely through the watershed partnerships, our efforts onMaui have resulted in some of the largest strides toward renderinglarge areas ungulate-free. Current plans are to pursue this leadershipfurther, rendering new regions ungulate-free and exploring moreeffective ungulate control and preventation measures on Maui.
Clermontia samuelii is an endemic Hawaiian lobelioid from the Montane Wet Ecological System; Hāna District, East Maui Conservation Area.