Panoramic shot of forested mountains in Hawaii


Forest Action Plan

The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness

One hundred years ago, Hawaii was on the verge of losing all of its forests to introduced animals. Public and private partnerships were developed in order to restore and protect Hawaii’s forested uplands. They were successful in their endeavors: millions of acres of forests were replanted and protected.

This Forest Action Plan continues that tradition of protecting our forests and urban trees, which are essential for maintaining water quality, unique biodiversity, native Hawaiian culture, and the high quality of life enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

Best Management Practices

Hawaii’s best management practices (BMPs) program is non-regulatory.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations on the state forestry agency website.

Click the following links to view available BMP monitoring data and implementation rates from NASF’s 2015 BMP survey and NASF’s 2019 BMP survey.

Hawaii Forestry Publications

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