Hawai‘i Island PEPP Coordinator and Field Technician Josh VanDeMark (right) and Reid Loo (left) Plant Extinction Prevention Program C/O DLNR - DoFAW 19 East Kawili Street Hilo, HI 96720 Phone: (808) 933-8808 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Continued surveys for Flueggea neowawraea and found three more individuals: now nine known individuals on Hawai`i Island.
Discovered 3 more Cyanea stictophylla founders; 2 more Huperzia stemmermanniae founders; 1 more Phyllostegia floribunda founder
Re-located one Adenophorus periens which consequently represents the only known individual in the state. PEPP staff is collecting closely related Adenophorus spp. to practice propagation techniques.
Outplanted Clermontia pyrularia
Confirmed the discovery of Phyllostegia racemosa, a native "mintless" mint thought to be extinct in the wild.
Joan Yoshioka preparing plant ID tags for Clermontia pyrularia outplants
First ever collection from Cyrtandra wagneri
Discovered 4 new founders of Cyanea marksii which brings the total count of known wild plants up to 8!
Continued fruit collection from Flueggea neowawraea, including ~400 fruit from a tree not known to be female
Survey of remote forests in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park with national park staff found Phyllostegia floribunda not seen since the 1990s
Participated in the 2nd Annual Conservation Career Day at the UH Hilo and Hilo Community College Earth Fair
Josh presenting at the Conservation Career Day
Fruit collection from Flueggea neowawraea
Collected cuttings of male Zanthoxylum dipetalum var. tomentosum for propagation and eventual outplantings next to female trees.
Outplanted ~300 Cyanea shipmanii in the Kau Forest Reserve
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Plant Extinction Prevention Program Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit University of Hawai`i C/O DLNR-DOFAW 19 East Kawili Street Hilo, Hawaii 96720