Pacific Rim Conservation biologists have written or been involved in the development and writing of various natural resource management plans and exercises for prioritizing conservation actions and selecting among alternatives. We can use this experience to help you determine conservation goals and priorities, develop long-term management plans, and implement short-term work plans.
- We are currently working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and various biologists across the state to prioritize sites suitable for predator proof fencing to protect listed Newell’s Shearwaters and Hawaiian Petrels.
- In 2013 we completed a Conservation Action Plan for Hawaiian Birds, under contract from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Division of Migratory Birds. The purpose of this Hawaiian Bird Conservation Action Plan is to draw attention to the plight of Hawaiian birds, increase awareness of their conservation needs, and ultimately, increase the amount of funding available for their conservation. The plan consists of an Introduction and a series of species profiles that provide concise and up to date summaries which can be used by decision-makers, funding agencies, managers, and land owners to quickly access information. Each profile provides a brief summary of a particular species (or group of species), its status, the threats it faces, and conservation actions that are needed and can be implemented in the next five years. You may download the complete HBCAP Report (7 MB PDF) or download the Introduction and species profiles individually from our publications page.
- We recently completed an ungulate fencing and management plan for Lualualei Valley for the US Navy. The purpose of the plan is to, once implemented, exclude and prevent ingress of feral ungulates to sensitive areas within Lualualei in order to protect numerous threatened and endangered species. This plan identifies and maps potential fence unit locations, prioritizes areas to be fenced, provides cost estimates for fence construction and maintenance, identifies of compliance requirements, and provides feral ungulate management recommendations for Lualualei Valley. Read more: Report #87
- PRC was contracted by the Hawai’i Division of Forestry and Wildlife to write a restoration plan for the ‘Alalā or Hawaiian Crow. The ‘Alalā is extinct in the wild but over 100 birds exist in captivity. This plan will provide comprehensive methods to guide habitat restoration and management, releases of ‘Alalā back into the wild, and post-release monitoring and management, with the goal of restoring a self-sustaining wild population. The plan is scheduled for completion in August 2013, and releases are planned for 2014.
- Under contract from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and in collaboration with the Farallon Institute, we prepared an update of the USFWS Pacific Regional Seabird Conservation Plan that addresses the effects of climate change on seabirds. This peer-reviewed update provided a synthesis of available information on existing and potential effects of climate change on seabirds and seabird habitats in the Pacific Region.Also in collaboration with the USFWS, Eric is developing a series of species-based action plans that will provide detailed conservation actions over 5-year periods for the birds of Hawai’i. These plans will serve a similar purpose as the Partners in Flight program in North America, of which Hawaiian birds are not a part. The plans will be publicly accessible and will be useful for management agencies and funding organization in determining the needs and costs associated with conservation of Hawaiian birds.
- Identification of Important Birds Areas (IBAs) in the Hawaiian Islands, in collaboration with the National Audubon Society (see http://www.audubon.org/bird/iba/index.html) and BirdLife International (see http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/sites/sites_programme.html). Report 59