Restoration

Restoration

Battling back invasives with jackhammers

HAWAII—Pu`u Wa`awa`a State Forest Reserve, about 15 miles northeast of Kailua Kona on Hawaii, the Big Island, contains some of the best remaining dry and mixed mesic (an environment or habitat containing a moderate amount of moisture) forest left in the Hawaiian Islands, but these forests have been degraded in the past through over-grazing and neglect. In 2016, Hawaii successfully competed for a $300,000 Landscape Scale Restoration grant funded by the USDA Forest Service that will ultimately result in restoring 1,000 acres of forest in this important watershed.

OneUSDA approach to collaboration: Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC—The Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership, managed by the Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service, will solicit for fiscal year 2019 projects starting today with a deadline of October 19. The JCLRP represents the spirit behind the OneUSDA concept and increases collaboration among federal agencies and private partners to support America’s landowners with tools and assistance that improve their agricultural operations.