With interest in the field of ecological restoration growing in Hawaii, this book is an effort to satisfy the growing need for information on the basic principles, methods, and techniques of managing mesic forests in particular and terrestrial native Hawaiian ecosystems in general. Many of the technical recommendations in this manual stem from five years of mesic forest restoration work at The Nature Conservancy’s Honouliuli Preserve on Oahu. Most of the resource management recommendations are gleaned from the published works and personal communications of those who have worked for over twenty years in the field of conservation biology. While specifically geared toward resource managers, field biologists, and private landowners, this book is intended to be used by all those who care for our forests for the benefit of our island communities.
University of Hawaii