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Natural Resources Extension

Project Name: Riparian Restoration Plant Database – Phase II
ASO Log No.: 04-294
Start/End Date: May 2004 to June 2005
Federal Funds: $36,758.00
Matching Funds: $36,759.00
Contractor: Dr. Christopher F. Puttock
Herbarium Pacificum
Department of Natural Sciences
Bishop Museum
152 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 848-4177
It has been evident for some time that there is little coordination within the botanical, hydrological, and engineering communities relating to the information available for the vegetative restoration of coastal riparian ecosystems. A centralized database of plants and their use in restoration projects does not exist for Hawaii. This situation is a major concern and causes frustration for land program managers in government, community foundations, and other heading outplanting programs in stream restoration.
Objectives/Goals: To provide a management tool for riparian buffes that shall be instrumental in the reduction of sediment and nutrient loads to receiving waters. The final product shall be an interactive computer key that shall provide manages of watersheds with a list of plants that best fit the physical attributes of the riparian restoration site.
Methods Employed: • Make available data on 50 species of plants for riparian restoration
• Conduct two workshops; one for key collaborators and the other for all active restoration projects
Pollutants of Concern: Not applicable
Watershed: Not applicable
Size of Project: Statewide
Affected Water Bodies: Not applicable
Deliverables: • Web site with database:
• CD-ROM of database
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